The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Wednesday released a recruitment video encouraging Americans to “command your space” and “be unapologetically you.”
The video features an unnamed CIA official and her story as the daughter of immigrants.
“When I was 17 I quoted Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘How It Feels to Be Colored Me’ in my college application essay. The line that spoke to me stated simply, ‘I am not tragically colored. There is no sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all,’” she recounted. “At 17, I had no idea what life would bring but Zora’s sentiment articulated so beautifully how I felt as a daughter of immigrants how I felt then and now. Nothing about me was or is tragic. I am perfectly made.”
The woman listed off her ability to multitask and do various things in both English and Spanish.
“I am a woman of color. I am a mom. I am a