My Experience Getting Jumbo Box Braids as a Mixed Woman
Immediately, when I looked in the mirror, I heard the voices of people judging me, people saying I was reaching for black culture, friends asking me what happened to my hair, my family saying “what did you do?” followed by 50 questions of the process purely from interest. I felt a cloud of voices overwhelm me and the worst part is, I believed them all.
8 Things Not to Say to Mixed People
If you're mixed, we're willing to bet you've heard a few of these more than once...
The Mixed Identity - Sienna
When was the last time you felt truly heard? Being biracial is like having a moth fluttering in my mind and learning to train that moth. The United States may not feel so united right now because, in the righteous night before dawn, perhaps we are learning to tame countless moths who want to be free from the systems and the labels and the bubbles that shackle our spirits. Our binary society of right and wrong, of good and evil, craves certainty and ease. Collectively, we are fighting erasure and fractured identity. We have been for a long time. It’s...
Cultural Appropriation & Being Mixed
Is it cultural appropriation if you are mixed? Where is the line?