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An excellent visual to remind us of how all our cultures are connected is a spider web. Our planet is one huge spider web, which is part of an even bigger spider web known as the universe. Growing up, I often heard the saying, “think globally, act locally”. As I got older and learned more […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hitting the outdoors is the start of a good time for most people. For Billy Ray Harris, the outdoors are the only place to call his own. This strong willed homeless man has always found a way to tough it through the bitter cold winters and hot summers. Aside from sorting through trash or searching […]
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 […]
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 […]