When my friends laugh at me when I say I am African now..
When I went to the capital and had ice cream for the first time
Peace Corps Volunteers in a club in Bamako
Every time I would Skype with my parents
What people would comment on every picture I took of myself
When the tailor would ask what else I wanted him to do with my clothes
I'm Mexican-American and this was my reaction when I met a Mexican in Segou..
Whenever I would see a white person in Koutiala..
When the lady that makes the best street food told me she does not believe in washing her hands with soap..
When I would talk to my friends back home about the awesome books I was reading
How I felt when someone would compliment me on how good I spoke Bambara
When my host mom said she was cooking my favorite Malian meal... tigadegena