Hey there, I’m Ruska Roma, the russian tribe of the Romani community. You CAN NOT just wake up one day and go “you know what, I want to be a Romani”. Ignoring the years of prosection and systematic extermination and/or attempts at extermination caused by national governments (as well as local communities), it is literally the definition of “cultural appropriation”. This is like someone who is from Africa (with completely african culture, geneaology, etc.) waking up one day and saying “you know what? I want to be Japanese” or worse, saying they want to be some kind of marginalized community (like Jewish population, who have both a known religion and geneaological roots).

I’m a queer adopted healthcare worker who writers in their spare time. I have a MPH degree.