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━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ 🅠 What ignorant comments have you heard about being mixed-race that really rile you?
🅐 Eugh where to begin! The comments that get me are ‘but you’re not really black’ or ‘I bet you don’t know your dad’ or ‘I bet you don’t know your history’ or other such comments ‘lightskin girls are hoes’ etc etc. That really gets to me. ──────────────────
🅠 What do you wish people who aren’t mixed-race understood?
🅐 To span across two distinct and unique identities can be tough. I understand white privilege as much as I understand black oppression. I’m as influenced by my Catholic Irish culture as I am my black Caribbean culture – both are part of me and both are precious. It feels as though sometimes you’re never accepted by either side, but for me there’s a beauty in being in the middle.

HBD this angel. @alishaheidimarie you are strong, confident, beautiful and you mean the world to me. Miss you fiercely and especially today, wish I could be right there hugging you on your bday! XOX 🎂 🧁 🎉

Be a little more you and a lot less them .

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