Although I've lived essentially my whole life here and received my Canadian citizenship in kindergarten, not having a Canadian birth certificate separates me from second-gen Canadians. At the same time, I don't have vivid memories of growing up anywhere else, like my parents and other first-gen Canadians. Sometimes, I feel like generation 1.5.
Fatima Reyes is a Toronto-based communications specialist who has worked with several high-profile brands and public figures in the hospitality, food, fashion and beauty industries. Her writing has also appeared on FashionMagazine.com and Flare.com.
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