Getting Started

Hello everyone,

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.

Sara

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Getting Started

One thought on “Getting Started

  1. Jilli O says:

    Ah, welcome to the world. Such a bright vibrant woman. To be young again and be outspoken. Use your words wisely. They are powerful. And stand up and ask questions. We as native women are told to hold our thoughts but now is the time for change. We value and honor our traditions but need and want answers. You Go! The world is an amazing place…..

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