Culture

Why Do I Have To Pick One Race?

I was filling out a questionnaire today and ran into every mixed person’s worst fear…the dreaded pick your race box! Ok maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but I must say that this truly sucks! You’re filling in all kinds of detailed and specific personal information and when it comes to the select your race […]

Book Review: That’s My Mum by Henriette Barkow

That’s My Mum is a book that will have obvious significance for many in the Mixed-Heritage communities. One of the things I like about this book is that while the protagonist and first person narrator is Amelia who is brown with a white mother, her best friend whose family gets just as much space on […]

Why Representation Matters to Mixed Kids

Like most good, American children, I lived vicariously through television shows in my youth. There were the big four everybody remembers: Nickelodeon, the Disney Channel, PBS, and Cartoon Network – and I watched them all. Come to think of it, most of the shows followed nearly the same formula: children, teenagers, and the odd adult […]

Nelson Mandela: Top 10 Quotes and Portrait

Nelson Mandela’s successful struggle against South Africa’s apartheid system of racial segregation and discrimination made him a worldwide symbol for the cause of human rights. After spending 27 years in prison he went on to become South Africa’s first black President and won a Nobel Peace Prize. Through his accomplishments, it’s clear he made the […]

TeensWay Project at the Wing Luke Museum – Seattle

We love hearing about inspirational and passionate projects from our community members. When Roldy Aguero Ablao contacted us about the amazing project that was happening at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, we had to share it! Roldy was kind enough to write in and tell us about this wonderfully collaborative project that several students […]

mixednation x DressLands Little Mistress Bandeau Prom Dress

mixednation x DressLands Little Mistress Bandeau Prom Dress With 3D Floral Applique Skirt Sweet as the first flowers of spring is the way you will look in this prom dress designed especially for memorable occasions. The delicately woven fabric gives the appearance of chiffon, but it’s one hundred percent polyester. The stretch top features a […]

That’s Not My Race

We live in a world of so many different faces that spark our natural curiosity. It would be easy if we all had our ethnicities stamped on our foreheads, but how awkward and inconvenient would that be? We can all say that a person’s background does not matter, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t […]

Visualizing Microaggressions

We came across a wonderful project detailing everyday occurrences of microaggressions on Buzzfeed. What is microaggression? It is a term that was coined to describe the seemingly commonplace, passing comments or observations that can be derogatory, hurtful or insulting towards people of color. This striking photography project from photographer Kiyun, gathers people from various backgrounds […]

The Art of Tattooing

Tattooing is a diverse art form that has evolved from centuries-old sacred cultural traditions. There has even been evidence found of tattoos from pre-historic times. Various cultures practiced the art of tattooing, including but not limited to: Polynesians, Japanese, Indians, Persians, African tribes as well as Celtic and other pre-Christian European tribes. Unfortunately, as cultural […]

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