identity-crisis

Misha’s Crisis of Self

Misha’s Facebook account got deactivated for two days.

As GishiLeaks reports, he wasn’t kidding about the existential crisis.

He’s dealing with it by trying to find himself. But is this really the right way?

After being booted from Facebook for impersonating a celebrity, one has to take a good hard look at oneself. Who am I? Who might I be? The name “Misha Collins” has come to mean many things to many people - actor, philanthropist, celebrity, Overlord, chef, the guy who does the laundry on Thursdays, scavenger hunt host, Bill’s personal punching bag, and so much more. But who is Misha Collins?

In an effort to figure this out, I’m placing this personal ad. I hope to answer it and take myself out… just for coffee, at first- nothing too heavy or serious. I’m just not in that place yet, you know? We could even start more casually, with email and eventually texting or phone conversations. Maybe even DM on Twitter. I’m pretty open to any form of communication with me, really. Ultimately, it’d be nice to find the right me and settle down for a long term, serious relationship. (However, I should probably warn me that I’m currently happily married. She’s really cool though and is absolutely okay with me engaging in a personal or even sexual relationship with myself.)

I hope this ad will help us connect and start down the road to getting to know myself (ourself?) a little bit better.  We’re not a bad looking guy; we try to keep fit and healthy and we are open to adventures, long walks, and deep conversations. If you’re me, please write me soon.

  • Fred:Where did my shirt go?
  • George:What shirt? *is casually wearing a shirt that says Fred*
  • Fred:That shirt! You stole my shirt!
  • George:You stole my shirt! *Fred is wearing a shirt that says George*
  • *Fred and George look at each other*
  • Fred:Is that you Fred? Am I George?
  • George:GEORGE, ARE YOU ME? AM I YOU?!
  • Ginny:IT IS THREE IN THE MORNING, SHUT UP FRED AND GEORGE
  • Fred:But who is Fred and who is George
Hispanic term and the racism in itself

I can’t even begin to explain why the term “Hispanic” makes me cringe on so many levels.
The term was coined in the 60’s during the Nixon administration who felt the need to add the term to describe and categorize the growing population of people from countries in Central and South America. It derives from the Latin term “Hispania” meaning Spain. People from Countries below the U.S. are not just Spanish, they are Mestizo of Native and other European countries. Hispanic connects back to Columbus and what he founded, Hispaniola, which was an island in the Caribbean, never did he actually settle in the actual American continent.
Hispanic is a term coined to us by our oppressors. What does Hispanic look like when we are a complete mix? We know what White, Black, Native, and Asian look like.
The problem with many places asking for your race and/or ethnicity is the option of “Non-White Hispanic”. This brings racism into people that are already being oppressed. It makes those descending from Central and Southern American countries believe that there is a privilege in being light skin and brings racism and oppression towards those who are not. Racism in an oppressed race.
As the daughter of a light skin Mexican and a dark skin Mexican, I’ve seen my parents struggle in filling out papers such as the census, and when it comes to me being a mix of both and my rejection of the term “Hispanic”, where do I stand? My father is a mix of the Chichimec tribes and other things as well as my mom despite having very different skin colors. I am not White. I am not Black. I am not Native. I am not Asian. Maybe I’m a mix of all.
The term Hispanic connects those that descend from countries south of the U.S. Border to Spain when we have been too mixed and too removed from it, where the only thing we probably hold from it is the language and describing us as “Spanish people” is even more incorrect.
The absence of even considering those from countries in Central and South America in things like the census is even more racist. Experts need to come up with a correct term. Maybe Brown or Mestizo. This just needs to be addressed and solved. At least this is my perspective and feelings towards it