half korean half black girl

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For the past few months, since I got my hair cut, I haven’t really felt the prettiest. I don’t really wear makeup like I used to and don’t try and dress up. I don’t even really take selfies anymore. I just don’t find myself that pretty anymore. Got sick of it about an hour ago and decided to throw on some makeup and put on a cute shirt for some pictures. I wanted to feel good about myself.

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so…after a lot of rereading, realizing, and speculating, i managed to draw up this a couple nights ago at about 1 A.M.: The Petri Dish Family Tree

a.k.a. “A Comprehensive Chronicling of How No One Remembers They’re Related by Marriage/Adoption/Illegal Taking Into the Home As Is Customary for Fics of Mine Where I Simply Need Them to Live in The Same House but Not Be Related Whatsoever Because I Have A Very Specific Set of Human AU Headcanons”

a.k.a. a mess

JUSTIFICATION AND EXPLANATION UNDER THE CUT:

Keep reading

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i got hecka mad at christmas advertisements because apparently only straight (white) ppl love each other and spend time together in the holiday season… so made these. my gift to you (lazy quality tho lmao)

ace buddies and some lovers :’)

happy holidays everyone!

anonymous asked:

How do I describe poc characters without just stating their ethnicity or using ridiculous stereotypical descriptions.

1. There’s nothing wrong with just stating their ethnicity, unless perhaps you’re being too specific or stating something your POV character couldn’t possibly know or you’re otherwise using descriptions to “Other” the character. (BAD - “A half-Korean, half-white girl walked into the room…”) (Better - 
“A lanky black girl walked in, hand outstretched.)

2. If you don’t specifically state it, drop enough clues that the reader should be able to figure it out. Names, for example. Most readers will be able to get that Megumi Fujimoto is Japanese, Maggie Nguyen is Vietnamese, and Eliana Gonzalez is Latina.

And of course, it’s okay to describe a character’s skin color, so long as you don’t do so with weird, exoticizing terminology. (Like comparing an Asian girl’s skin to “fine porcelain”, thus invoking the “China doll” stereotype, or comparing a black girl’s skin to “milk chocolate”.) Deep brown, light brown, golden-hued, etc. Practical descriptors.

(Disclaimer: People still didn’t get that Rue in The Hunger Games was black even though Suzanne Collins told us she had brown skin, so do realize that not everybody is going to get it.)

3. To your good fortune, it is easy to avoid using ridiculous stereotypical descriptions by not using ridiculous stereotypical descriptions.

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Happy blackout from your favorite little soldier. 💕 I remember exactly one year ago when I was so scared to participate in blackout. I was terrified people would tell me I wasn’t black enough, just like when I was a little girl walking into that church and all the kids excluding me because my skin was too light and I “wasn’t really black”. From then on I was afraid to show my “blackness”. I was awkward at family reunions, awkward whenever I went out with my family and often embarrassed. But a year ago, something clicked. I don’t need anyone else’s approval to be black. I AM Black. No matter how light my skin is, no one can deny that my fathers blood runs through my veins and the pain of my beautiful people is felt every day. I was scared and blind to it all for so long. I let others discourage me. But no more. I learned that last year. I’m beautiful. I am Black, Korean, Native American, and Italian. But I am still, beautifully and amazingly, Black. Happy Blackout!