My name’s Lizzie, and I’m the new mod for We Are All Mixed Up
I’m a 20 yr old Ecuadorian Mestiza currently living in Ontario, Canada. I’m in the service industry and also help around as an assistant for UofT’s Indigenous Center.
My interests include videogames, traveling, art, and learning how to address social justice issues.
Some topics that I can talk about from my own experiences are: latinx identity (both outside vs within Latin America), colonialism, blanqueamiento, mestizaje, the casta system, family language barriers, diaspora, internalized racism, historical erasure of Native/African heritage, media representation, violence against (Native) women, the role of religious/non-religious faith in our communities, US imperialism, etc etc
I hope that my personal understandings as a mixed Latina will help contribute something new to the discussions I’ve seen floating around on WAAMU.
I’d be happy to hear from you guys. Here’s wishing for the best!