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5 Times When My Mixed Race Mixed Up Other People

If you have a mixed race background like I do, there’s a high probably that at some point in your life you have been mistaken for just one of those races, or a completely different race. Or that someone made an assumption about your race that was totally because of a stereotype. I know this […]

Sochi 2014: A Changing Landscape

With almost every nation represented and nearly 400 events, the Olympic Games is the centre stage for the world’s athletic competition. The logo alone (the 5 Olympic rings) represent the unity of the five continents (Africa, America, Asia, Oceania, and Europe). Occurring every 2 years (rotating between the Winter and Summer Olympics), thousands of people […]

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 […]

Diversity at the Oscars

It wasn’t too long ago when Halle Berry broke the color barrier and became the first African American to win Best Actress in 2002 for Monster’s Ball. Her speech was emotionally raw and captured such a beautiful moment in history. It’s evident that Halle understood the significance of her win. In her speech she said, […]

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 […]

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