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I Am Not Your Stereotypical Anything

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    Not The Typical Girl Or Tg

    Anyone who knows me knows I was born a boy and finally got to realize my ideal life when I turned 18 and got my sex change. Before that I lived as a girl form age 12 on and since then I have had a great and wodnerful life that only someone as high on life as I am can possibly...
    mollymcbutternuts mollymcbutternuts 22-25, T 6 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    Let me get something straight.

    Yes, I am from the Middle East. But that doesn't mean I'm an uneducated girl who relies on god and the Quran. First, people assume I'm dark skinned because I'm Syrian. I am NOT. I have very pale skin, and green eyes. And FYI, Syrians are quite varied when it comes to appearance...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Mar 19

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    Are any of us? Really?

    The human personality comprises our thoughts, feelings, experiences, likes and dislikes..... Sure, I guess their can be patterns assimilated to a couple of personal choices that may - or may not - lead on to other values but, taken as a whole, can you REALLY say that because...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    One of the things that makes me soo mad is

    being a African American teenager and getting "Your the whitest black person I know!" I was adopted at 2 by white parents and have never really been around black or specially "ghetto" people until middle school. I got very bad anxiety from that to. It hurts to feel like such a...
    beautifullbrit beautifullbrit 16-17, F 8 Responses Jan 29

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    Can't Be Pinned Down

    I am not the stereotypical black girl. I am not the stereotypical smart girl. I am not the stereotypical quiet girl. I am not the stereotypical teenager. I am black, but I'm not ghetto. Rap is not my favorite type of music per se, but I will listen to anything as long as I...
    rewitched rewitched 16-18, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    Who Do You Think I Am?

    I am heavily tattooed, dreadlocked, and dress as a modern day bohemian. I carry the Portable Beat Reader in my bag. I plop under a shady tree every chance I get and enjoy talking to strangers and will approach the downtrodden at every dark corner. Most people stare at me as I...
    SilentBluemoon SilentBluemoon 36-40, F 21 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    You'll probz hav a hard time diagnosing me so

    for Sanity reasons Don't Do It! Hector: I don't wanna >_< Me: I don't want you to >__< Me: Squirrel ^w^ *runs into door* >_< Brain:...Muhahahaha aha haaa ~_~...^_^' Hector: o_O How do even function :}/ Me: I'm a Nut XD Don't repeat that >_< Hector: o_O...-.- After a...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 1 Response Mar 30

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    Nothing bothers me more

    than when people think that if I'm Japanese, I MUST speak in broken English, I must be a quiet and "obedient" person, I must love sushi and other Japanese cuisine, and I must have something against America and China. Guess what? Not all Japanese people are like this, including...
    Jasmine4Ever Jasmine4Ever 18-21, F 4 Responses May 18

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    I am not your stereotypical teenage girl

    who has mega-crushes, loves JB, or is never off her phone. I read, I go outside and actually DO things. Sure like most teens I like my internet or whatever but it doesn't give me an excuse to disrespect my parents. I never yell "OMG you are ruining my life!" Because without...
    findasilverlining33 findasilverlining33 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    There is nothing I hate more

    than being considered "not black" because of my behavior and speech. Things like that really show someone's ignorance.
    CCoconut CCoconut 13-15, F May 2

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    I Live 2 Lifes...

    Hi, My life is really split in 2 ways, I am a student on a university and most of the people around me see me as a normal girl, nice, friendly, enthausiastic, decent. Within myself, I'm not like that at all, but people only want to see what they think they see. For example, If I...
    linda linda 21-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2006

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    Don't Assume Anything! You Don't Know Me...

    That i'm young/a student doesn't mean i smoke/experiment with drugs/drink. That i'm pretty doesn't mean i' m stupid That i read a lot doesn't mean i'm a geek That i'm black does mean i'm ghetto/poor/have a baby daddy(none,thank u very much!) That i actively participate in...
    mocha39 mocha39 22-25, F 27 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    A Girl’s Guide On How to Rebel Against Modern Day Asian Society

    My body is made of sepia tone painted skin, a billion thick strands of silk black blanketing the whites of my scalp, two dark marble eyes glaring through small slits at the top of my face, and stubby, compounded legs that sprout my body a little bit over four feet and ten...
    sunnykisses sunnykisses 19-21, F 34 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    The Rich Spoilt Little Brat

    Is my family wealthy? Yeah, we are. Do I get everything I want? About 99% of the time. Do I go overseas at least 3 times a year? Yes. Do I get the latest technology? Yes. Do I wear designer clothes? Sometimes, but not often. Does my dad give me his credit card to buy things...
    ashlaay21 ashlaay21 16-17, F 15 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Hate when people try to categorize me.

    I am who I am and fuckk you.:)
    YupThatsMee YupThatsMee 22-25, F 10 Responses Mar 31

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    All I Am Is Merely Me.

    I'm called tall, stubborn, quiet, a Leo, an artist, an ISFP, a writer, a dreamer, a bookworm, a geek, a nerd, a hipster, a girl, a weirdo, a tease, a helper, a nurturer, a giver, an introvert, an extrovert, the skater chick, the shy one, a coffee-addict, the social butterfly, the...
    BlackDaisee BlackDaisee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    There I stand Behind the mirror Looking at my

    reflection A girl I see But I don't see me So what do I do? Stare at this intruder Who I see in the mirror? Who is this girl That I see Who I control But is not me? A hand touches this face That doesn't belong to me Who will never be me And after that There I see The...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 Mar 29

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    So I'm a plus size white girl .

    .. I must date black guys, right?...WRONG! ... I must eat all the time, huh? NOPE, actually starve myself most days ... I'm anything but typical actually I love my cars, my guns, and my nikes and hoodie collection, I'm a working mom with a full time job who is also a full time...
    Bbylum123 Bbylum123 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm an Arab woman. I don't expect to ever get

    married, i want to be independent, i'm a medical student and i'm convinced i'll be a neurosurgeon. I don't ever want to depend on a man, not in this day and age. Also, i'm not racist or sexist. So yeah i'm not your average Arab.
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 5 Responses May 15

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    I am Asian (specifically HALF

    Chinese/Filipino) Yes I can see perfectly even though I have small eyes No I didn't make this accent up No we don't do arrange marriages (anymore) No I'm not a math god or some super solving genius that can give you an answer in less than a second No I am not bias with my race...
    Lostlittleone Lostlittleone 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    Life needs more colour.

    I don't get why everyone wants to be...dull! Life isn't just a dress rehearsal!
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 1 Response May 25

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    I am in my second year of university living

    away from my parents and I have started stripping. The money is incredible and I have SO much fun. Only a few people around me know, and it's something that I don't regret. It's a great way to express my sexuality and such an ego booster!
    MistressLexus MistressLexus 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 20

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    Cause I'm a twin and I'm part Japanese people

    are always asking am I good at maths and laughing at my Japanese side and the all think I am dumb cause I'm blond
    misaka12 misaka12 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I don't fit any molds.

    ... Some days Im sexy, crazy, slutty, cute, funny, naughty, nice. .. but everyday I'm beautiful. Deal!
    angel10111 angel10111 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    That's one of the reasons I came to this site.

    I am so much more than what people think I am. Sometimes it's insulting when I tell someone about an experience in my life and they just make a comment that someone like me could never or would never do that. I'm expected to be the good wife, perfect mom, and conservative...
    smhinterrupted smhinterrupted 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    Hello fellow Earthling,

    Yes, I have dreadlocks. Thanks for noticing. However, despite your preconceived notions, I am actually not a stoner, or a hippie, or a Rastafarian, and I am certainly not Jamaican. I haven't had an African ancestor in at least 5 generations, so you might as well stop trying to...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M May 13

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    I'm A Great Party Trick?!

       I'm not sure if I should be annoyed or flattered, but my sister recently described me to someone as a great party trick.  She referred to a specific instance a long time ago when I shocked my then boyfriend and his best friend, who my sister was dating.  We were playing a...
    TreadingWater TreadingWater 31-35, F 27 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    3 attempts to prove that: 1: I am probably

    the only man who gets upset when a NFL game goes overtime and cuts into "60 Minutes". 2: I am probably the only man who drinks wine while watching WWE. 3: I know I'm not the only 1, but I an in the minority on this. I am a Christian, and I have no problem with President Obama...
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I don't think anyone is

    but speaking for myself I'm just me!
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    Nuh Uh

    I'm an Indian and a male and I'm eighteen. Those three things tend to create a whole world of stereotypes in themselves. I'm going to clear up a few things. Now for starters, let me say categorically that Slumdog Millionaire was NOT a documentary. Keep it in mind. Yes, I live...
    FourierTransform FourierTransform 18-21, M 16 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    If you ever figure me out,

    tell me who I am.
    KylieKaat KylieKaat 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I am an adult that is ready to run away From

    society. I am married with 3 children that I love more than anything. But having a Ba degree and ten years teaching exp I cannot find a job. I don't want to teach anyway but it's hard to provide for a family of five on one salary. I am just done I think. I don't know what I'll...
    joliecrzy joliecrzy 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    Some people don't know what stereotypes are.

    We'll I'll tell you "Blonde" "White girl/boy" "Black girl/boy" "Ginger" "Emo" "Goth" "Prep" "Jock" Etc I hate being stereotyped. A lot of people do. Just because some one is blonde it does not mean they are stupid.Just because someone is white doesn't mean they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I've been told before that

    because I'm black. I'm supposed to listen to rap...I just sat there for a moment speechless.
    TheAnimeGamer TheAnimeGamer 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 14

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    About This "Angry Black Chick" Thing..

    There was a topic in the Q&A the other night asking why black women aren't seen as dateable. There were a few answers that made sense, then there was the common answer that they come off as rude, mean, defensive and or/angry. The "angry black chick"...when will I ever be able to...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 14 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    On Monty Python's Life of Brian,

    a whole crowd is told to be themselves, and they all yell back that they are.... to be individual, and again, they all yell back. There is a quiet moment, and a single voice says "I'm not." I am often disappointed when people who apparently have the bravery to shun society's...
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 3 Responses May 4

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    Hello my fellow EP friends,

    readers and my favorites. I'm back from my "Holliday" well rested and of course fed very well. I have a new lease on life. Very chemically balanced. Only the gods of this earth could come up with. But I have a secret; this child of a higher God cannot be chained or her soul...
    silverfox54 silverfox54 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I may be a gamer but I have a life I may be

    African American but I'm not a wannabe gangsta I may be a Christian but I'm not holier than thou I may be a man but I would treat a women as my equal Someone once said "Perception is reality" but the truth is reality is reality.
    DX2000 DX2000 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Have you ever ached with the tensions

    that seem to have no melting point, despite their fierce boil-over into all things foreign and domestic ??? I know the 'frustrated' at minimum; 'trifling' at best, stories of disappointment or regrets that preside over the twisted wreckage that was once a shiny new idea, right...
    22ndRow 22ndRow 41-45, F Mar 22

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    Everyone says that women have to be girly

    and have to be jealous, and dramatic and have cramps when they're on they're period and they have to be lady like and perfect. I am not any of that. I am not lady like. I'm not jealous (usually). I'm definitely not girly or dramatic. I don't get cramps. I don't wear ugg boots or...
    breannainreverse breannainreverse 13-15, F Mar 25

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    "you're Different"

    I seem to hear that phrase a lot the older I get. "you're different." I'm not really sure what that means. As a child I was probably a little different, although I don't recall any teachers or other students calling me that. As I've gotten older, I attribute hearing that phrase...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    I feel like a lot of people underestimate me

    because I'm a straight A's honors student. Plus, I don't think that it's important to mention that I'm an Asian female. Maybe they're just judgmental. *shrugs*
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I Fell In Love With a Girl.

    Hi.  I am a 31-year-old bisexual woman.  I fell in love with a woman who was my sister's girl friend.  I was a Catholic then, so I did not have any sexual experience with her.  I loved her purely and dearly.  She was my best friend. She fell in love with...
    bluemoon143 bluemoon143 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2007

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    Do You See Me?

    I was raised by a Jehovah's Witness mother, and Hell's Angel father. I traveled around the world by the age of 9, graduated HS at 16 and had the opportunity to become a professional tennis player. I have served 2 and a half years in prison, have 14 felony counts on my criminal...
    m2extreme m2extreme 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    I am not your stereotypical,

    anything.I dislke it when people have preconceived notions about me, just because of the way I look, think, talk or the line of work I practice.Yes, indeed, they are reflections of me, but they are not all that I am. There is a lot more of me than meets the eye. I am a product...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I like country music (before 1994).

    I like gangster rap. lol....Don't judge.
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 36-40, M 1 Response May 19

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    I'm black, but not "really black",

    according to most blacks, because I don't fit their lifestyle (hustling, drug dealing, uneducated, thug life etc). When I listen to country, I get "Black people ain't suppose to listen to country." Wait, I thought I wasn't "really black". Now that I'm out of high school...
    djag2007 djag2007 22-25, M 5 Responses May 15

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    I Ran Out of My Own Life Before I Ran Out of Paper

    Trouble is, my life can be summed up in one sentence: I didn’t realize I was alive until after I died. I just had a dream of me dying and nobody noticing. I still went to work and everything. Nobody notices i'm dead. Like nobody notices homeless...
    ittooktoolong ittooktoolong 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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    My 'Not To-Do' List....

    JUDGE ME......and I'll prove you wrong... TELL ME WHAT TO DO.....and I'll tell you off... SAY I'M NOT WORTH IT.....and just watch where I end up... CALL ME A *****.....and I'll show you one... SCREW ME OVER....and I'll do it to you twice as bad... CALL ME CRAZY.....but really...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    Yes I'm black. No I don't drink kool aid all

    day, or grape "drank". I don't eat fried chicken everyday. No I'm not bald. I have long hair but choose not to because it's very thin and uneven. I'm not loud. Only thing loud associated with me is my opinion. I'm very open minded. I don't live off welfare. My mom is a single...
    kashaleea kashaleea 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    I shock people a lot.

    I am 36 years old but I do not talk like a typical 36 year old. I am petite, very happy in life, and have an ethnic mix that keeps me looking really young. I sound like a kid when I talk. I have natural color in my skin tone thanks to my ethnic mix but I also am extremely...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I'm Sorry That I'm Not Black Enough

    Recently, my best friend went around and asked people if they thought I was black. "Aren't you mixed with Hispanic?" "In ways, yes. But mostly no." "You're like the white guy who wants to be black." I don't understand. How does one define being black? I want to go scuba diving...
    BruklynM BruklynM 16-17, F 10 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    "But...You'Re Black." Point Being...?

    I can't even begin to count how many times I've heard that pathetic excuse of "reasoning." I love metalcore and screamo music. I love anime and reading manga. I like white dudes. Every other word out of my mouth isn't "nigga." I love reading Dark Fiction. I paint my nails black...
    DeathAtAGlance DeathAtAGlance 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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