Mixed Nation Tutorial: Big Beautiful Curls!

Watch our resident Mixed Nation beauty and hair expert, Elizabeth Berry, show you how to enhance your beautiful curls! This quick tutorial will have your hair looking amazing. This is a great look to rock during the day or when you’re out for the night. It’s time to embrace those beautiful curls and flaunt this […]

All of the Above

Contradictions curiously click together like puzzle pieces…   Your strengths assist my weaknesses and vice versa, my strengths assist yours… Childhood trauma meets childhood trauma, sitting together, staring at the mountains of scar tissue to sift through, and cautiously, our fingers tip-toe, tip-toe towards each other to nervously hold hands…   We strap our feet […]

The Hawaiian Origins of Surfing

When I was growing up, I assumed surfing was a White people sport. All the images I saw on mainstream media perpetuated this mistaken assumption. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-20s that I learned about how surfing originated in Hawaii and that discovery only came about because I had a summer job in […]

First Miss America Winner of Indian Descent

Congratulations to the new “Miss America” Nina Davuluri! She’s the first ever “Miss America” of Indian decent. Unfortunately the trend of online racism continued moments after she was crowned. People quickly took to the internet to spew their ignorant venom. The world is definitely showing signs of cultural harmony, but unfortunately the racism has continued […]

The Internet’s Response to Interracial Dating

By now, we all know about the Cheerios ad from early this summer and we all had our own strong reactions to the backlash. It amazed us that people on the web, distinguished only by an arbitrary username, felt so anonymous that they could attack an ad that depicted a normal American family. I am sure […]

Would you change your appearance to look like another race?

People would sometimes ask me if I’m part Asian. I’ll usually respond by saying, “Somewhere down the line.” My slanted eyes are a dead giveaway. I used to feel self conscious about them. Whenever I laughed they’d become more pronounced. There was the occasional annoying class clown who would slant his eyes by using his […]

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 […]

The Art of Choosing a Name

Living as a multiracial person has its challenges. Most of us write about our experiences with the many cultures that define us, or how others react to our racial and ethnic makeup. But there is one thing we may not ordinarily think about that is very important to people of multiple races — our names. […]

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