- Elizabeth Elizalde: I was teased because I "looked Mexican"
- My father was the only direct link I had to my Mexican heritage, she says
Elizabeth Elizalde is a New York-based freelance journalist. Born and raised in New York City, she is a recent CNN en Español intern and is a member of the New York chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)On Sundays, I make tacos and my famous guacamole for my family. Food bonds us, and it's a way for me to keep in touch with my Mexican heritage. And yet, although my childhood was full of culture, adventure and happiness, for years I denied that I was Mexican. In fact, I finally came out as Mexican only a few years ago.