in-the-background

16 years old Eva Romano (Time traveling not time skipping xD)

Please don’t misinterpret this as anything more than a personal thing I’ve been working through - I’m just gonna put this out there that I’m either 1/16th or 1/8th Jewish, I don’t really claim it because it’s fairly distant in my heritage (I know my grandpa’s grandpa was Jewish but I’m not sure if his grandma also was) so I really don’t feel like I have the right to Jewishness as a cultural identity… It’s very important to me as a part of my heritage but I also don’t really feel like I have any sort of authority here so if you see me interacting with intra community posts and discussions in a way that makes you uncomfortable please feel free to let me know. It’s hard feeling like I’m… Not really inside yet not totally outside of Jewish identity and community. And mostly I just try to combat antisemitism as an ally. I have dealt with antisemitism in my life but that alone doesn’t seem like enough to me to support a claim to Jewishness for myself. I guess I just want to say that I’ve kept quiet about this largely because I didn’t feel like it was my right to try to speak on Jewish issues or antisemitism, and I still don’t feel like it’s my place, but it is very important to me personally, as an aspect of my cultural, ethnic, and spiritual background that I’ve been trying in recent years to grow closer to. This isn’t really about anything or directly addressing anything, I guess I just want people to know