Ok. beloved_juno did this…so now…I have to too. I was curious…sheesh… :p

“How many times has someone on your friends list posted about something and you were really confused, but you didn’t want to ask because you knew you SHOULD know?

How many times have you felt ‘guilty’ asking a close LJ friend a question that should be ‘obvious’?

Well, here’s your chance.

If you’ve missed a few things, missed an entry and are confused, ask me anything. Even something EXTREMELY basic, like where I live! I’m not allowed to get even slightly irritated at any of the questions – we’ve all missed things before.

In turn, though, you must repost this in your own journal.”

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5 Comments on Voyeur No More…

  1. beloved_juno says:

    Okies… same question you asked me. I don’t mean to steal it, but it’s a good one, considering we’re both mixed.

    How do you self-identify ethnically and why?

    : )

    • B.E.M. says:

      Cool.

      I self identify and have since I popped outa the oven…as mutli-ethnic. The reason I prefer multi-ethnic is the word “race” gets under my skin for very philospohical reasons that would take a while to explain. I do, however, use multi-racial at times. I hate checking “other” on forms and did Honors work in college around changing that.

      My father is black and Powhatan Indian(his g-ma was full blooded) and my mother is Irish and French. Some English in there too.

      I have naturally curly hair but my skin tone and blue eyes make me look white. Most black people can tell I am mixed, however.

      In the past I have been told that I should just keep my mouth shut about my ethicity and just pass as white. I struggled with this in my early twenties. It broke my heart to even consider denying part of my soul…part of who I am as a woman/human. I embrace all the cultures in my heritage. That is how I came to be on the “Red Road.” THEY called me to this very deep spiritual place. I believe all my heritage is a blessing and makes my life richer.

      • beloved_juno says:

        *nods*

        Many black people can tell that I’m mixed black and something else as well, although they can’t always put their finger on the “something else”. I kind of like that though…. looking unique enough to keep people guessing. My red hair really confuses people, too. When I first started dying it that color, I figured there was no way in hell that people would ever think it was natural, but many of them did…. especially when they would find out my mom is Irish. They’re like “so that’s where that comes from”, and I’m just all “no the red is courtesy of Revlon”. (My hair is just brown naturally.)

        • B.E.M. says:

          haha

          funny… MOST Irish people do not have red hair. Funny that folks would say that. 🙂

          I used to dye my hair reddish brown..but I am letting the natural…darkest brown and grey grow out right now. I may henna it soon.

          • beloved_juno says:

            Oh totally!! No one on my mom’s side of the family even has red hair, and my hair is so red. When it’s freshly dyed and I’m out in the sun, it’s so bright that it doesn’t look like it could be in any way real to me regardless of what color I am, but that’s people for you. They jump to conclusions a lot.

            Actually naturally red hair does run in my family, but on my dad’s side! My half sister and cousin have red hair, and I was always so jealous because I just got the plain old brown.

            : p

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