international mix

i really love it when mixed race actors play characters who acknowledge they’re mixed (even if they have physical traits that don’t make their heritage obvious) like i love in parks and rec that april speaks spanish and talks about being puerto rican, i love how rainbow in blackish struggles with her biracial identity, i love how koen in cleverman feels disconnected from his people because his mother is white and vanessa hudgens’ character in powerless is also half Filipino - i love that this is happening more and more because growing up as mixed, so often you see mixed people in media and they’re portrayed as one or the other and its so important we create media that doesn’t encourage internalized racism and encourages mixed kids to accept their identities are both whole and multifaceted i just hope we see more mixed representation for mixed poc as well as poc mixed with white 

C: I think it’s sick to really want your child to not only not look like you but to look as much as possible like the race that has oppressed yours for hundreds of years. I don’t see why you wouldn’t want your offspring to look like you if you saw beauty when you looked at yourself. We can babble about preference all day but that mixed baby obsession wave is that toxic self-hate bullshit and everybody knows it. I awoke and loved myself & I would never imagine my offspring not resembling me.

As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” - Virginia Woolf

MY VOICE IS MY WEAPON OF CHOICE. A battle mix for my ladies; don’t ever stop fighting like a girl. Happy International Women’s Day!

✿ fight like a girl, emilie autumn ✿ salute, little mix ✿ reflection, fifth harmony ✿ flawless remix (ft. nicki minaj), beyonce ✿ 나쁜 기집애 the baddest female, cl ✿ bo$$, fifth harmony ✿ u.n.i.t.y, queen latifah ✿ my turn, gilme ✿ can’t nobody, 2ne1 ✿ trouble, neon jungle ✿ can’t hold us down (ft. lil kim), christina aguilera ✿ feeling myself (ft. beyonce), nicki minaj ✿ werkin’ girls, angel haze ✿ 멘붕 mtbd, cl ✿ independent women pt. 1, destiny’s child ✿ cockiness (love it), rihanna ✿ crush, 2ne1 ✿ fighter, christina aguilera ✿ bad reputation, joan jett ✿ hard, rihanna ✿ run the world (girls), beyonce ✿ shake it off, taylor swift ✿

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“I Am A Biracial Person Who…” | A Snapchat Story

Based on the overwhelming feedback on last week’s video “The Many Problems With, ‘I Want Mixed Kids’”, I decided to make a longer video of just people responding to “I am a biracial person who…” Thanks again to everyone who shared their stories and helped keep this important conversation going. 

Side note: After I put out the call for snaps, it was brought to my attention that “multiracial” or “mixed race” is more inclusive as opposed to “biracial.” My apologies for not getting that right the first time around. I hope this error didn’t discourage anyone from participating BUT fret not, more collaborative snapchat stories and vlogs to come! 

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“We teach girls to shrink themselves to make themselves smaller, we say to girls "You can have ambition but not too much, You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man". Because I am female, I’m expected to aspire to marriage, I’m expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to each other as competitors not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
In the way that boys are.
Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes!


                                Happy International Women’s Day!

anonymous asked:

things that remind you of malec. go.

oh god. i could talk forever about things that remind me of malec.

to me, malec somehow manages to be both the intricate and the extravagant sides of life. 

malec is waking up in the middle of the night and realising you can go back to sleep, but it’s also staying awake all night talking to your friends. it’s shaking a snow globe to remind you of something that is only a memory now but seemed the most important thing in the world at the time. malec is getting a good grade on that test you were worried about; and it’s letting your hair down after it’s been in a high ponytail all day. it’s late night wikipedia odysseys and viral cat videos. malec is contrasting opinions and glass shattering all over a white tiled floor and your parents buying you exactly what you wanted for your birthday without you even asking for it. 

malec, man. malec is anticipation. malec is the scent of peonies and sea salt and international spices mixed together in something exotic that shouldn’t work but has every possibility of doing so. it reminds me of accomplishment. it makes me think ‘yes, this is hard, this was a hard thing to do, but you did it, you managed it and i’m proud of you; everybody’s proud of you; be proud of yourself, please’.

that got really long and excessive. i hope you don’t mind. :)

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Even as light skinned as I am, going to a basically all white school made me feel like an outsider. I don’t even know how many times I cried over my hair when I was younger, never feeling beautiful until I took the hours to straighten it.
I’m a black/puerto rican/white mix
I’ve always felt like an outsider because of this; I’m the sort of middle ground that leaves me to be accepted by neither. But that’s okay, because maybe I’m not white enough, or black enough, or hispanic enough, but I’m all woman, and I am beautiful.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget this, but today is the day for all women to realize that they are all amazingly strong goddesses.
(P.s: I’m cuter in person)

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“You’re thinking about it all wrong. Forget that I’m your intern-“
I can’t.”
“–and think about the fact that I’m an adult. And you’re an adult. And what goes on here, in your apartment, doesn’t have to be anyone else’s business.”
“You have a fundamental misunderstanding of what I’m allowed to do as your boss.”

boss from hell on 8tracks

a fanmix for Intern from Heaven, a micheoff story by @micheoffparty

  • INTJ: *eating almond, cashew, pistachio mix*
  • INTJ: *internally* ENFP will get hungry later. Almonds suppress appetite. I must make her eat these almonds.
  • INTJ: Eat this.
  • ENFP: *opens mouth* Mmm, thanks babe.
  • INTJ: Here.
  • ENFP: *opens mouth* Thank you. Wait, why am I getting only almonds?
  • INTJ: They're good for you.
  • ENFP: Oh, okay. Thanks, babe!
  • INTJ: *internally* Mission accomplished.
the mbti types as real hot things

istj - lightning
estj - volcanoes
isfj - the planet mercury
esfj - boiling water
istp - lava
estp - a heater
esfp - stark naked in the middle of the equator line
isfp - the wildfires in australia
entj - laptop battery
intj - the sun
entp - carolina reaper peppers
intp - death valley, california
enfj - a star other than the sun
infj - your internal temperature
enfp - their mix tape
infp - hellfire

Seventeen MTL to date an International Girl
  • Vernon: Being mixed really blurs the opposition of dating an international fan away, he is the type of guy who doesn't even think about one's nationality when dating.
  • Joshua: Also being from the US really takes away that 'international' title, he sees love for love not for labels.
  • Jeonghan: I really dont see Jeonghan as the type to restrict himself to only Korean girls. Hes the type to get what he wants no matter what it is.
  • Jun: like Jeonghan, Jun is the type to get what he wants, and I think its more than just visuals that he looks at, whether he realizes it upon first meeting them or not.
  • Wonwoo: Wonwoo is honestly a respectable man who values life and art and beauty and I dont think he is going to let race, ethnicity, or anything like that take away his feelings.
  • Seungcheol: While he probably wouldnt LOOK for an international girl to date, if he met someone he really liked and they werent korean, he'd be fine with it. If anything he would brag to his friends about it.
  • Dokyeom: Like Seungcheol, he wouldnt be looking for it, but if he met someome he definitely wouldnt let that hold him back in the slightest.
  • Mingyu: If the opportunity came and he really did fall for her he would do it, but he would be nervous going about it.
  • Minghao: he definitely Wouldnt NOT date an international girl, I think he would just be nervous, especially about communication.
  • Hoshi: He wouldnt refuse to date an international girl, I just dont think hes in the mindset to date or even think about it.
  • Dino: Dino would be higher but I feel like he would be really awkward and shy about the whole thing, but once he falls he wouldnt stop till he got her.
  • Seungkwan: He seems like the type to say 'im only dating korean women' but i just think hes the type to be more comfortable around Korean women, therefore really only dating them
  • Woozi: like Seungkwan, isnt against it, but never really bothers exploring other types of women (most likely due to nerves)

C: I can’t be the one who has noticed that biracial black men tend to be different partly based on which parent is non black. I’ve noticed that black men who have non black mothers do the most of the most on getting on my last nerve. They tend to be either really anti black or just ignorant on the subject and issue of racism because their non black mothers thought keeping them blinded from the realities of the real world was doing them a loving favor. I had this nigga I was seeing tell me he doesn’t care if his white friends call him the N word because growing up his cousins and family members called him it so much that he didn’t let him bother him anymore. LIKE OH WOW wonderful job mister you have solved a very big issue in our society wonderful light skinned man please do tell me how you arrived at such a tremendously groundbreaking solution!!!? He really thought he sounded so smart too!

even in these chains, you can’t stop me - a mix for the kickass girls in gravity falls [X

01. savages - marina & the diamonds 02. who run the world - beyonce 03. monster [verse] - nicki minaj 04. bad reputation - joan jett 05. yellow flicker beat - lorde 06. salute - little mix 07. bo$$ - fifth harmony 08. feeling myself - nicki minaj & beyonce 09. cherrybomb - the runaways 10. murder cries - snow ghosts 11. infinity guitars - sleigh bells 12. cannibal - ke$ha 13. jumpers - sleather-kinney 14. bad girls - m. i. a. 15. one more - elliphant and MØ 16. so what - p!nk 17. just a girl - no doubt 18. wonder woman - sweet california feat. jake millet 19. girl on fire - alicia keys 20. new americana - halsey 21. big bad wolf - in this moment 

heyyy! I’m Filipino, Mexican, and white.

I was raised mostly by my Filipino mother, so I enjoy Filipino food. I love watching the videos about Filipino moms and totally being able to relate. I love that I can understand tagalog. My dad was Mexican and white and I love the little that I did learn from him, including about good Mexican food. I love that somewhere in my family I got curly hair and brown skin. I love that pretty much nobody can tell what I am just by looking at me. 

I hate that people argue what I am with me even after I’ve told them what I am. I hate that my Filipino side acts like I’m not Filipino OR is always asking me to prove how Filipino. I hate that I never got to learn/ rejected learning Spanish because I grew up hating that I was anything besides Filipino. I hate that it took me so long to love all the parts that make me who I am. 

but at the end of the day I love being mixed.