Being asked where you’re from is othering dressed up as curiosity. A performative interest in your person, to later be met with ifs and buts justifying the contrived version of you they had in their mind.
Being asked where you’re from is to ask you to take a stance on your in-betweens; an ignorance to the intricacies and complexities of belonging.
Being asked where you’re from is not about you at all. It’s about them asserting themselves, their privilege, and taking up space that is usually not theirs.