Growing up as a mixed kid in the 1970s and 1980s, I didn’t have the kind of role models or community that we’re creating these days with organizations like the Mixed Remixed Festival. I would have loved to have even an encouraging voice to help me in those moments I felt most discouraged, or alone, or alienated because of my mixed-ness. Here are 10 affirmations for biracial and mixed-race people that we hope will resonate on those days when you feel like no one understands your Mixed experience. We call them #mixedlovenotes-Heidi Durrow, Festival Founder
- I am enough.
2. I get the best of both worlds.
3. I am not confused. I am multitudes.
4. I’m not half anything.
5. The world strives to embrace diversity. I personify it.
6. “I’m not choosing. I have a right to name myself.”
7. My story is important even if it’s very specific. People find the universal in what is honest and true.
8. My hair gave me my earliest lessons in what it means to be audacious.
9. “I’m not the color of my skin. I’m a story.” – Heidi Durrow
10. I don’t feel lonely in my Mixed experience anymore. I have a home at the Mixed Remixed Festival.