Despite being questioned throughout my life —thanks to a non-Anglo-Saxon surname— I still, to this day, have no Mexican ancestry. Apparently, my astonishingly pale skin tone and inability to roll my Rs isn’t a clear enough indication.
However, what I do have is a deep appreciation for skulls.
And, thanks to this little fact, it is impossible for me not to be drawn to the intricately embellished sugar skulls. They’re captivating.