We were in the San Froilan street party when I was walking while hugging my friend and some idiot shouted ‘bloody hell, a white chick with a black dude!’
I was looking at flowers to buy from a man, we chatted for a bit, then out of nowhere he asks in Spanish “how much for 15 minutes?” Another time, I was sitting at a park eating lunch and an abuelo began talking to me and then asked if I would come to his house … Continued
Just yesterday I was CWB (Chillin While Black) outside the metro station, and an old dude approached me. He kept saying ‘eres guapa’ and asked if I wanted to walk with him. When I said: “Um, NO.” he asked how much I wanted to go with him. I rudely told him that I was waiting … Continued
I get asked thousands of times if my real name is Jessica. They looked stunned when I told them yes and showed my ID to prove it so.
As a black woman, I daily receive a ton of catcalls that are usually specifically aimed toward my race. These catcalls haven’t only come from Spanish men, but also Afro-Latinos and African men. I’ve even gotten a sugar daddy proposal from a Spanish abuelo.
I usually wear a hat in public in Madrid because I don’t like the way people respond to my hair. On 3 separate occasions (twice in Malasaña and once in Chueca), people have touched it without asking. In all instances, the person (two men and a woman) came up from behind me and ran their … Continued