Define How you Show Up In the World
I grew up all over the world and have been in many circumstances where I was the only one of me. As a lawyer, I have worked to bring equal rights to those living in the margins with a focus on racism and gay rights back when it wasn’t popular to do so.
The “Mixed-Race, Mixed-Heritage, Multiracial Mash-Up,” is a new community where uniqueness may be celebrated for its strengths. For so long, mixed-heritage and multicultural families have lacked say in how to shape their identity. Subject to ridicule, fetishism, intense curiosity or hatred in a monocultural world, an increasing number of families, individuals and couples are feeling comfortable to embrace their full heritage and decide what that means.
Our online community is a supportive space to participate in this journey in an informed and intentional way. Explore and discuss ways in which to develop a legacy for your children who may have different racial backgrounds other than your own.
If you are an adult who has never really considered identity in a racial context or felt pressured to deny one race in favor of another, I invite you to consider your heritage outside of the Black-White dynamic or a context that assumes marginal identity.
Of course, nothing stops you from just having fun interacting with like-minded individuals!
“I am not a little bit of many things; but I am the sufficient representation of many things. I am not an incompletion of all these races; but I am a masterpiece of the prolific. I am an entirety, I am not a lack of anything; rather I am a whole of many things.”
~~C. JoyBell C.
The Mixed-Race, Mixed-Heritage, Multiracial Mash-Up is also intended to inspire advocacy that challenges dominant discourse regarding mixed-race identity to provide perspective and expression beyond and instead of exotification and objectification.
We intend to “mash” this up. This is the place where those with mixed-race and multi-cultural identities can gain informed and inclusive perspective regarding their heritage.
Listen to the podcast, attend Q&As and workshops, organize, discuss and explore.