I found one of my parents' wedding photos. They're coming up on their 39th wedding anniversary next month. .
Notice anything? Even with the photo's age, I feel like it's super-obvious how not-at-all-white my dad's side of the family is. Even if you don't notice, I've spent my whole life being very, very aware of that fact, especially since my dad is half-Persian, half-Guatemalan, and became a childhood naturalized citizen since he was born in Iran.
I haven't been posting much because in the last couple of months, things have gotten very bad. With deportations of naturalized citizens who are abruptly getting their status revoked coupled with anti-Middle Eastern sentiments, I've been truly terrified that I may never see him again. I'm also worried about my Guatemalan family, and the rest of my Iranian relatives. I've been so worried my anxiety has been in overdrive and I've barely left the house, and the floods in my former hometown in Okayama and awful weather here in Osaka have made it worse. I'm managing better now that the storm has passed, but I'm still feeling shaky and scared about everything going on back home. Things with my dad's status have calmed down for now, but I'm still very, very concerned.
I'll try to post more, and less dramatic stuff, soon. Thanks for your patience!