In the great lively city where artists and creatives are attracted like moths to the show light, Walesca felt free. She got to know a lot of personalities, but most of all she discovered herself. A look at the family pictures of the Franks shows that Walesca is a bit different compared to her parents. “I had the best childhood ever! My parents adopted me at the age of three months,” she says proudly. Walesca’s parents are white. Her dad is a native Swiss and her mother is from Spain.
At the age of 14, she discovered her biological mother, who is originally from the Dominican Republic. “New York made me think more about my origins for the first time in my life. I met many Dominicans who were quite different from the typical picture I had before. I realized how cool it is to be proud of your own roots.
It connects people. It gave me strength and a certain sense of freedom.” She wanted to know more about herself and took a DNA test in New York. “All this stimulated a great process inside of me: everyone should be proud of their origin. In a certain way, we are all different from each other.” Walesca abolished her own stereotypes against her origins.