#Kiss my multitural I’m a#wee bit #Irish and "a little bit of everything"I’m proud to be here, but no thanks to any contrived nation. #Erin can go braless. My ancestors are allegedly from a handful of continents, but somehow that’s #taboo 🤔Pretending it isn’t there didn’t make the #racism go away. People see what they want to, and when they look at me, I get it all—"A little bit of everything". That’s the nice version. I don’t need to go into that; I’m done justifying myself. I’m just telling you so it’s off my #chesty hairs. I’m everything and nothing. Claimed and discarded by all. There is no racially neutral; that would be white, and I’ve never felt more misunderstood by a swath of #humanity . Since I’ve been called everything, I will not be called that without an asterisk/plus: the only people who ever flat-out called me ugly. Often. And not just guys. They pick on my features individually, told me which ones to hate and the ones they envy—often one in the same. #Imagine . This has been harder to talk about than gender, but it’s part of me. If you see me #casualcuteing one day deigning to wear lipliner, contouring my"#highcheekbones ”🙄, hair doing whatever it wants like always, broad spectrum skin providing its own #broadspectrum protection to a broad on the spectrum, capturing my nose from shapeshifting angles, and accentuating "those #eyes " as per usual, there is nothing offensive about highlighting what has always been here. I don’t want to hide anymore. I’m done feeling ugly. Im done feeling #controversial for my #characteristics and experiences. I’m done letting other people debate and decide where I belong. Everywhere and nowhere, so make room. I made #cornedbeefandcabbage , but I’m a #millennial , and we #snakepeople don’t take kindly to genocide such as #StPatrick ’s. I have #Catholic roots, but my #ancestors were more than likely #pagans and #Muslims too. It’s a great day to #celebrate being here, but I’m doing so while reflecting on the terrorist evils of white supremacy and how best to continue countering them. I think continuing to call myself #beautiful is a good start.
#Nofilter #makeup - 2 hours ago