Evelyn alvarez

“MY UTERUS DID NOT COME WITH A HALO.”

When I first met Evelyn it was through a mutual friend, I quickly noticed we were a group of Central American women, and that none of us looked alike–which isn’t hard to believe… but those same three Central American women, who look so different, in one NYC room? That could be considered rare. And it speaks a lot to our preconceived notions.

Growing up in Brooklyn, Evelyn mentions she felt like the “less popular” latin@. With so many Caribbean people in Brooklyn, it was hard for people to place her as Guatemalan, which she is, 100%. This identity crisis is something many latin@s face, even if we’re constantly hearing the “Latino is not a race” lecture.