Saturday, June 15, 2013

Growing Trans Community Awareness?

Yahoo!News Talks About Struggles Facing Transgender Folks

Hey friends!

This is just a quick post to mention something that caught my eye.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Mixed Lingo - part 4

More Mixed-Related Terms That You've Been Waiting For!

Hi friends!  We've got another installment of the "Mixed Lingo" series for your reading pleasure.  To go along with the "Growing Up Mixed" blog's post on the intersection of mixed-related issues and other social justice areas (get up to date at Social Justice for Mixed Folks!), I selected more social justice-y terms this time.

Let the fun begin!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mixed Young Folks - School to Workplace

The Mixed Teen, College Student, Young Adult Experience! 

Hi friends!  In this post, we'll talk broadly about the experiences of multiracial, multiethnic, blended, mixed young people.  This blog caters to mixed high school and university students, and young people in general.  Let's explore!

High School

Social Justice for Mixed Folks

Mixed Folks and Social Justice: Intersection!

Hi friends!  I noticed that the “Mixed Lingo” posts have been pretty popular (part 1, part 2, part 3).  My work as an intern at my school’s multicultural center introduced me to social justice and the terms that I put in the “Mixed Lingo” series.

In this post, we’ll get acquainted with social justice and how it applies to multiracial, multiethnic, blended, mixed folks.

Social Justice: (definition found here)

Race-Related Intersection

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Guidelines - "So What Are You?" part 2

How Can Mixed Folks Respond to the Question: "So What Are You?"

Hi mixed race and mixed ethnicity friends!  Let's continue our discussion on how mixed folks can respond to the somtimes hurtful question "So what are you?"  Below are a few methods you could use when dealing with this issue.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Guidelines - "So What Are You?" part 1

Dealing With the Question: "So What Are You?"

It is time, my mixed friends, to tackle the dreaded question, "So what are you?"  Let Jared Padalecki's face convey your feelings.

As a multiracial, multiethnic, blended, mixed teen, college student or otherwise young person, I'm sure you've been asked this question before.

Maybe an acquaintance heard you refer to yourself as latino then later as asian and calls you on it.  Maybe someone's been sneaking glances at you and finally owns up to it, saying that they can't figure out what race and/or ethnicity you look like.  Whatever the lead in might be, the conclusion's often the same: "Wait, so what are you anyway?"

Similar to the “I don’t find ________s attractive” post (found here), we’ll discuss the ways: 1) how “so what are you?” can be hurtful to mixed folks, and 2) how you, someone who identifies as mixed, can respond in a series of two posts.  In this first post, we’ll look at why asking such a question can come across as hurtful to mixed folks.  Ready, go!


What Makes “So what are you?” Hurtful?