In this piece, writer Natasha Miñoso shares how her relationship with the tilde in her last name evolved and impacted her Latinx identity. Para leer este ensayo en español, desliza hacia abajo. Growing up in Miami felt like a blur. Spanish at every grocery store, croquetas at family parties, and café con leches after every meal. These questions and more were at the forefront of my mind when, sometime during my first year at school, I started introducing myself as Natasha Minoso instead of Miñoso. The ñ can be traced back to Latinnearly 1, years ago.