Personal Stories

Mixed Nation Inspiration: Jordan Alexis Epley

Hi Mixed Nation! My name is Jordan…but in Thailand, they call me Jojo. I’m 13 years old and I was born in America…but moved to Thailand when I was 7. I’m half black, 1/4 white, and 1/4 Thai. I love being able to claim 3 very different ethnicities and I embrace every part of who […]

Interracial New York: My Latino Neighbors See that I’m Her Mother

I am the African-American mother of a Mixed Heritage child who many think is white.  It doesn’t matter where I go in New York City, we get stares, comments and questions. New York is a place where most life is public—we aren’t in cars; we are on subways, buses and walking on sidewalks. We have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kim Kardashian Takes A Stand Against Racism For Her Mixed Race Daughter

Reality superstar Kim Kardashian, shared an extremely personal post on her website explaining how having her beautiful baby girl  North West (with hip hop superstar Kanye West) has opened her eyes to the reality of racism and discrimination in the world. She expressed her fears and concerns on raising a mixed race child in a world where racism is […]

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 […]

My Korean Mother is My Real Life Superhero

I’ve been a fan of superheroes ever since I picked up my first comic book in the early ‘80s. I loved watching Christopher Reeve play Superman on the big screen, and thought that Christian Bale’s version of Batman was one of the best to date. I even started writing for a website, The Nerds of […]

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