"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

If you were to look at me, you'd probably think, "That white girl needs to get out of the sun," or "Why is that white girl's hair so different?" That's because I'm not white. You wouldn't know to look at me, but I am very much of mixed descent. My DNA results tell me I am - not that I wouldn't know from my dad's whole side being people of color. Growing up, no one knew what to make of me. My mom didn't know how to take care of my curly hair, and my dad didn't know how to take care of it either. He would take me to salons where his stylist friend would grease my hair into braids and put little poms in them. And that's just one of many examples that made me feel like I didn't fit on either side.

For the longest time, I didn't really know the difference between my races. My Black cousins and I never questioned why we looked different from each other, we just were who we were. It wasn't until I had a Black neighbor growing up that told me my dad was Black and that I was white. I remember asking my mom why I didn't get to be Black, and she said, "Well, you are." Cue my very first identity crisis. It's a tough pill to swallow to be so young and so uncertain of who you are in the...


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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

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