Biracial | Teen Ink


March 21, 2019
By Lightskin_23 BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
Lightskin_23 BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

Im tired of the underestimation that comes with being biracial

Tryna stay pretty so I dont have to deal with the words

Painting my nails, doing my hair, while im scrubbin off a facial

Cause you know looks are more attractive, how absurd.

Am I black or am I white?

Why cant I be both?
My race should go out of site

Because that “All Live Matter” protest is just a hippocratic oath

I love my caramel tinted skin tone

And the tan I was born with

They will know im a biracial queen, even without my throne

And that whole “words never hurt” is a myth

Im blessed to be beautiful and mixed

And no longer will the world underestimate me, because im already fixed!

The author's comments:

The struggles and the looks that come with being biracial is something I personally overcame. I went to an all-white school and I was too black but when I go to a school that is diverse and has many cultures, I am accused of trying to act black. I feel stuck and in between worlds but now I am proud to have the best of both worlds. I am biracial and not ashamed whatsoever.  

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tjruby2 said...
on Mar. 25 2019 at 7:02 pm
tjruby2, Sycamore, Illinois
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You can see there are many struggles to overcome for her and alot of people dont understand this. Great job