Thank you so much for sending this message! We’re all connected in our desires to belong, but once you realize (as I believe you have and as I have recently) that you are magnificently beautiful and perfect as you are, life begins to feel so pleasant.
It’s always nice to understand where we have come from, but it is so much more important — so much more powerful — to know that we have ultimate control over who we are right now and who we will become. Our past, our ancestry, our lineage does not define or bind us. And right now, you and I are defining what it means to be mixed. We are reaffirming an idea that to be American, to be Black, to be Columbian, to be Jewish, to be biracial, or to be _____________ can mean so many things and it’s silly to try and define these concepts so strictly.
Just by living our beautifully complex lives and connecting with each other (even if it’s just on tumblr) we are having such a profound impact on the collective consciousness. I think that’s pretty cool