My name is Sara Barudin. I am the unique product of a Native American woman and a Russian Jewish man falling in love and creating an unheard-of racial mix. Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico (and Santo Domingo Pueblo), I had a very interesting cultural upbringing that has hugely impacted the way I see the world around me. I attended Hebrew school until I was 13 years old, danced in the Pueblo for feast days, had a Bat Mitzvah, celebrated Pueblo holidays, celebrated Chanukah, etc. After a life of cultural flip-flopping, I now almost completely identify myself as Native American in a racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural sense, but I still constantly struggle with the obstacle of personal identity and associating myself with the modern world.
As a 21-year-old biracial hybrid attending school in Boulder, Colorado, I have been in dire need of having a place to center my thoughts, talk about what needs to be talked about, and hopefully facilitate greater discussion about real-life issues. This blog seeks to explore concepts of race & ethnicity, culture, politics, and the world around us through the eyes of a Pueblo Jewish woman and an avid human rights thinker.
Hopefully you will all find something useful here.