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Hilaria Baldwin Calls Herself 'Fluid' in Post About Cultural Identity: 'People Will Try to Find a Reason to Invalidate You'

Hilaria Baldwin Calls Herself 'Fluid' in Post About Cultural Identity: 'People Will Try to Find a Reason to Invalidate You'

Hilaria Baldwin is speaking out.

The 37-year-old fitness instructor and author shared a message about cultural identity to Instagram on Thursday (July 8).

The post seemingly referenced her heritage scandal from late last year, when she came under fire for misrepresenting her cultural background and adopting a Spanish accent.

Many believed she was born in Mallorca, Spain due to interviews and a bio on her agency’s website, when she was actually born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Click inside to read her post…

Hilaria wrote that she had recently caught up with some of her family after “nearly two years,” which she called a “very special experience.”

“We talked about how we grew up, our languages, our cultures-multi& very valid,” she said. “We discussed belonging& how there are people who want to deny others their right to belong.”

“When you are multi, it can feel hard to belong. You are constantly going back and forth, trying to be more this or more that,” she continued. “You feel you have to explain why you are the way you are, trying to fit into a world of labels when there might not be one that perfectly defines you. You will never quite fit in because the other parts of you shape and influence all your parts.”

“We need to normalize the fact that we are all unique—our culture, languages, sexual orientations, religions, political beliefs are ALLOWED TO BE FLUID,” Hilaria said. “What I had to learn through a very painful experience is that many people relate…so, if you are suffering, please know that a loving group see your validity and belonging. We love& accept you, just as you are.”

Hilaria took a break from social media earlier this year amid the discussion about her heritage.

She returned with a post to Instagram where she told her followers, “The way I’ve spoken about myself and my deep connection to two cultures could have been better explained — I should have been more clear and I’m sorry.”

Her husband Alec Baldwin also left Twitter after comments about Hilaria‘s accent went viral.

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