Five things it’s not OK to call me

Let’s get this straight once and for all.

1. “Lighty”
Can we leave this word behind now? It’s irritating, and so are all the connotations that come with it. I sometimes reply back late to texts because I’m busy, not because of my skin colour. 

I “think I’m too nice” because the bible says I was fearfully and wonderfully made, not because of my skin colour.

Sometimes I don’t return people’s calls because I have nothing nice to say to them, not because of my skin colour.

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11 things mixed race women are tired of hearing 

1. “You should embrace your black side more” Like… how?

2. “You look like Rihanna/Beyoncé/Halle Berry.” No I don’t, at all, we just have a similar skin tone.

3. “I bet you can’t eat spicy food.” Wait… what? *chews on scotch bonnet*

4. “Are you Turkish/Indian/Brazilian?” Nope.

5. “Can you cook jerk chicken/jollof rice/curry goat?” You know our parents eat other things… right?
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