• Growing Up on the Border Gave Me a Dual Sense of Identity, And I Love It

    4 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    The only thing separating my two worlds is the Rio Grande river - it might not be much, but enough for me to feel a big difference in customs and values. When I tell people I was born and raised in Texas, what follows is usually something like: "Oh, but how is your Spanish so good?" Or "How come you have no accent in either language?" People who are not from El Paso or a border city might not understand what it's like to grow up between two places at once.
    For me, growing up on the border of El Paso, TX, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, led to a double identity. And no, it wasn't like Dr. Jekyll...
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