What It's Like To Be a Mixed Girl (for those of you who aren't)

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 19:43 -- Givy



What It's Like To Be a Mixed Girl (for those of you who aren't)

First of all, it's feeling like you fit in and then one day

someone different appears in the mirror.

It's having the complexion of one race and the hair of another.

It's wondering where you belong,

are you white or are you black?

It's struggling to become

more like one race when you know the other will never go away.

It's praying to God

that there is someone just like you and

rejoicing when you find them.

It's craving the approval of both ethnicities but wanting only to be one

It's trying to dress like all the other pretty white girls, but it's not the same.

It's desperately desiring straight hair that follows commands.

It's suffering the mass amounts of gel,

the tugging and the pulling and the pain

just to put your hair up.

It's wondering what your children will look like

and if they will suffer as you did.

It's finally realizing that who you are

is a mixed girl who can be whatever she pleases.


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