April Salazar was told by her family that she was Spanish-descended, and she should be proud of her Spanish heritage. That knowledge helped shape her identity until her family got genetic testing and found some surprising results. Not only is not as Spanish as she was led to believe, but she’s also part Native American–in fact, a lot Native American.
April Salazar is a writer and storyteller. She’s written for Playgirl, The Story Collider Magazine, and SuperVegan and she’s told stories at The Moth and The Soundtrack Series. Once upon a time she was a deejay and station manager at WKCR in New York City. In her spare time she works in technology at an educational non-profit.