The Interscope choice for my final performance was “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan. I performed a soulful/bluesy version while sitting on top of the Baby Grand. This is the first rehearsal, with the one and only Ray Chew on piano!
This is my run-through with the band to rehearse my final Wildcard selection, “Speechless.” For the behind-the-scenes, check out my tumblr: http://zedolcevita.tumblr.com
Rehearsal recording of “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles. It is one of my all time favorite songs, I sang it for my final solo in Hollywood, and selected it as a possible Wildcard performance.
When applying to college, filling out forms for tests or scholarships, or even when applying for a bank account, there’s always that question:
“How do you label your ethnicity?”
And I always struggle to answer it.
My mother is Puerto-Rican, my father is Jewish, and I don’t quite feel like either.
I don’t practice judaism but I do observe the holidays and it’s hard to ignore my ashkenazi feature. I speak spanish pretty well and can dance a mean salsa, but I can’t say I really know how it feels to be hispanic. I feel connected very strongly to both cultures AT THE SAME TIME, but I dont’ feel representativ of either side. Because being bi-racial isn’t just about being part of two cultures, it’s about being a new breed that is mixed.
When people insist that I must fit myself into a certain ethnicity for the sake of making my identity easier to quantify, I feel almost resentful. Why should I have to choose, and thereby deny half of my family? I don’t know how it feels to be Jewish, or how it feels to Puerto-Rican, I just know how it feels to be Juyorican, and there’s no box for that.
When people say I “don’t know who I am” it’s incredibly frustrating, because I know EXACTLY who I am:
I’m Rachel Zevita, Juyorican. and I do not fit in your checkboxes.
In summation: Ron Swanson in a Bunny Hat.
::sigh:: monday… #poorelmo #ifeelyourpain
all around me are familiar faces
worn out places
worn out faces
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