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Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged identity

Apr 16 '14

milkyyeoja asked:

I am half Korean from my single mother's side.I don't speak korean, nor I am I extremely immersed in the culture, but I do know a lot about it and lived in several Asian countries. I don't look "asian" (apparently "exotic-ish" some kids say -_-) but i have been called chink and made fun of my heritage, but it is somewhat rare when that happens. I was wondering, do I have the right to call myself a women of color? my friends (who are all poc) say i have the right to, i don't want to sound racist

Sorry for the delayed response, swear I didn’t see the notification for this… yes I agree you’re a WOC. Unless of course you actually want to disavow your Asian heritage and identify as white (lol ew).

So long as you acknowledge a certain degree of passing privilege in light of us POC who can’t pass for white under any circumstances, then all’s good. X

p.s. And to hell with any ignorant asshole who tries to deny your heritage for not fitting some weirdass “exotic” Orientalist template.

Mar 29 '14

(Source: youngnapoleon)

Mar 28 '14


it’s very important that i am both cute and powerful

Mar 28 '14


You know how job applications ask….”Have you ever been known by any other name?” I ask my mom” Mooooommmmm! Have I ever been known by any other naaaaammmeee????” I know in the back of my mind that I have but I like asking her. She always say no.
My birth mother doesn’t know my parents changed my middle name. My middle name and her middle name was the same. I don’t have the heart to tell her.

Mar 27 '14


Sometimes you need something to remind you of who you once were, something to stop the past from becoming a dream.

Black Widow - Homecoming

Mar 25 '14
"i am mine.
before i am ever anyone else’s."
in, nayyirah waheed   (via illumahottie)

(Source: nayyirahwaheed)

Mar 20 '14

March 19 2014


It was St. Patricks Day. I asked my dad, because I like to pick with him, shouldnt you be celebrating? Your ancestors where Indian and Irish. My dad’s family had a small family reunion and traced back their ancestry and found that they had Irish and Indian in their family. That would explain the green eyes and nice hair. He said ” you have Irish in you too”. I hate when he does that. I say ” Dad I dont have Irish in my family” and he says ” but you’re my daughter” and I say ” Yeah but I’m not Irish” and he says ” you’re my daughter so you’re Irish.” I knew he was going to keep going so I gave in.

Ugh, it’s so gross when adoptive family members and bio spawn try to force us to identify one way or the other. It especially sucks when they do so at the expense of our birth heritage.

It should be obvious to even the most outside of onlookers, but it’s COMPLETELY up to the adoptee (and no one else) to choose whether or not to identify with our adoptive heritage.

Any adoptee who identifies with their adoptive heritage is right. Any adoptee who does NOT identify with their adoptive heritage is right.
More power to you either way. <3 X

Feb 14 '14
Q: Who is Yoncé?

(Source: adoringbeyonce)

Feb 10 '14
"I am under no obligation to make sense to you."
Neil DeGrasse Tyson   (via diveinme)

(Source: liamnicholson)

Feb 9 '14
"In sixteenth-century England, as in our own culture, women’s clothing was clearly distinguished from men’s. Until the late Middle Ages, however, men and women had worn similar long, loose robes. During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, clothing had been increasingly differentiated to emphasize and produce embodied sexual difference. Men’s robes were shortened to reveal their legs, and the codpiece was invented. Women acquired tight bodices that altered the shape of their breasts and low-cut gowns to display them, and their skirts, which remained long, were widened. In addition to producing visible signs of sexual difference, changes in clothing also produced differences in daily behavior. It was during this same period, for instance, that European women began using sidesaddles, a fashion that was brought to England near the end of the fourteenth century by Anne of Bohemia when she married the English king Richard II. However, gender was not the only or even the most important distinction that early modern English clothing enforced. In fact, although sumptuary laws contained elaborate regulations of male attire to ensure that men’s clothing would express their exact place in the social hierarchy, there was no legislation against cross-dressing. In late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century England, some women adopted the fashion of masculine attire, and although moralists strenuously condemned the practice, it was never made illegal. Moreover, male and female children were dressed in the same attire—in skirts—until they reached the age of seven. Apparently, the physical difference that separated boys from girls was not considered sufficiently significant to be marked by clothing, but the difference in social rank that separated one man from another was so important that clothing which obscured it was forbidden by law. Another indication that both age and status were at least as important as gender in determining an individual’s identity is the fact that medical casebooks referred to children of both sexes as ‘it’ until they reached puberty. In our own culture, by contrast, clothing is gendered from birth, but it is less reliable as an indicator of status and rank."
Phyllis Rackin, Shakespeare and Women (via goneril-and-regan)