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Mixed Nation Community Question: Fitting In

Mixed Nation’s Community Question is from Marcus who asks, “I feel like I have trouble fitting in at school. I’m half white and half black and sometimes I feel like I have to choose one or the other to associate with. Have any of you ever felt this way? What did you do?” Please feel […]

War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art

Chicago painter and professor Laura Kina has been busy curating the multiracial Asian American experience in words, images, and video. Together with professor Wei Ming Dariotis, Kina has put together a multimedia exhibit at Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific Experience titled War Baby/Love Child that looks at the experience of mixed-race Asian […]

10 Things You Find at Every Korean Parent’s Home

The last time I visited my mother at her home in Virginia, I made an interesting observation. One morning we were sitting in the kitchen and talking. As she was making fresh kimchi and I was drinking coffee, our conversation was interrupted by the sound of beeping, and then by a Korean woman’s voice. I […]

A “Mixed” Bag of Laughs: My 5 Favorite Funny People of the Summer

I love to laugh. In my opinion, laughter is the perfect cure for a stressful day, a difficult breakup or bad news. Laughter is infectious, and it not only strengthens your body and mind, but also your spirit. Whether it’s a quiet chuckle or a guttural roar, laughter comes in many forms, just like the […]

Questions for Solutions

When I tell people only a mere two years before this book was released, I was smoking dope in backstreets all night with no sense of direction, you could only imagine their reaction. Further to that, only eight months later, I began coaching strong social figures twice my age, TV and radio personalities, athletes, and people […]

Growing Up 1/2 Japanese In San Francisco: Japanglish

Growing up in the heart of cosmopolitan San Francisco, it was easy for my mother to infuse her culture into me. Here, Japanese culture was ubiquitous.  I had Japanese doctors, dentists, abacus classes, and grocery stores. Every Saturday morning, I attended Japanese school with full-Japanese students. I hated it. I was at a disadvantage with only […]

The Paradox Culture of Social Media

Do you ever wonder why “social media” was entitled that since it seems that some people only use it to sit in front of their computer and post diary-like entries without ever going to any of the events they are invited to or ever “liking” anyone else’s posts, pictures, or comments? On the other hand, […]

Absolute Belief System (ABS)

We must also build what I call an ABS (absolute belief system) in order to succeed at a level that most of the world would see as unrealistic. Is there anything in the world that man has created, that someone else wouldn’t have called unrealistic before its existence? If you take a good look around, […]

Q&A with Elizabeth Berry – Mixed Nation’s Beauty Blogger!

Hi, I’m Elizabeth Berry and I run the YouTube channel and blog, Berry Beautiful. My videos are on hair, beauty, fashion, and even advice. I have had a YouTube channel for a few years now but recently started the blog so that I can branch out on other topics. I love talking about my experiences […]

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