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Thoughts on Raising a Biracial Child

The first time I found out that my husband and I would be expecting our first child I was so overjoyed. I had always dreamed of becoming a mom. With excitement came fear – I worried how my child would be treated by society. Would he or she be forced to pick one race over […]

Visible and Invisible Art Exhibit Focuses on Multiracial Japanese Americans

An exhibit at the Japanese American Nation Museum in Los Angeles is focusing on the history of mixed-race Asian Americans. Paintings, photographs, artifacts, prose and video are all included in the exhibit Visible and Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History. The artwork and interpretive information trace the history of immigration from Japan, while also chronicling […]

Growing Up Multiracial in Nevada

Reno, Nevada is not a town typically known for its tolerance of diversity. In the 1960s, Nevada was known as the “Mississippi of the West” because of several racist policies. Even now, Reno’s majority demographic is white, followed by a growing Hispanic community. For me, as a Puerto Rican-Italian-Basque mix, it’s always been tough to […]

Mixed Nation’s 25 Beautifully Blended Female Celebrities

We’ve come up with our own list of the top 25 Beautifully Blended Female Celebrities. This multicultural list of talented and beautiful women represents the true diversity of our Mixed Nation! Enjoy!   1. Beyoncé Beyoncé, arguably one of the biggest names in music has a magnetic stage presence and the talent to back it […]

The Race Card Project Resonates With Six Simple Words

Have you ever wanted to share your personal experiences with racism or educate others about your cultural identity, but weren’t quite sure how to do it? Do you think you could challenge yourself by expressing these thoughts in six simple words? Now you can, thanks to The Race Card Project. The Race Card Project was […]

Q&A with Nathalie Huerta, Owner of the Only LGBT Gym in the Nation

Interview with Nathalie Huerta, founder and owner of The Perfect Sidekick, the only LGBT gym in the nation, located in Oakland, CA. Mixed Nation: What made you passionate about starting a LGBT gym in Oakland, CA? Nathalie: Well, the LGBT part happened because I got tired of feeling weird going to the gym. For example, if […]

Praying for Nelson Mandela

Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former South African President, Nelson Mandela is in critical condition. Mandela has been in hospital since June 8th due to a reoccurring lung infection. The 94 year old’s health has been decreasing over the past few years. The current President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma stated, “The doctors are doing […]

Mixed Up Clothing Q&A

We had the amazing opportunity to ask Sonia N Kang, the founder of Mixed Up Clothing, a few questions about her fantastic company! Mixed Nation: What inspired you to create Mixed Up Clothing? Sonia: Since my childhood days I have been sewing, designing and upcycling fashion for friends and family. I was born in Puerto Rico, raised in Hawaii before coming to […]

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