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I Am Not Your Stereotypical Anything

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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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 13 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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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, 2014

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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 8 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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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 18-21, F 34 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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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 13 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    If you ever figure me out,

    tell me who I am.
    KylieKaat KylieKaat 18-21, F Aug 19, 2014

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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...
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    Almost everyone who finds out

    that I'm Swedish usually don't believe me. Mostly because out of my appearance & the way I speak. I am a teenage girl who is messy-haired, brunette with blue eyes & somewhat underweight. I also don't have much of a Swedish accent anymore as I've lived in the UK for most of my...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Oct 15, 2014

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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 4 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    Every since I was little I never fully believe

    in god matter a fact I wasn't sure what to believe and still don't. I was the only child at church that wasn't jumping or crying of the "holy spirt" I was the only child that asked "why can't I see him?" Or "why isn't he responding" the amount of stuff I went through made me...
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F Dec 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I am but a woman with a dream,

    I keep my heart light and courageous my mind alert and busy but know my weaknesses. This is what I see and I have spent time trying to figure out where I belong but I am many things to different people. I think it's an oddity that people need to categorise others in such a...
    twixxer twixxer 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Yeah I did drop out of school

    but that don't mean I'm gonna automatically take the illegal rout dumb people man I swear
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M Mar 17

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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 61-65, F Jun 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    My thoughts and views are different from

    everyone else they are not use to it. Something that has been on my mind lately. When your child tries to hit you first when you both are arguing so many situations pop up in my head. 1. You was either talking crazy or treating your child like **** like they are nothing don't...
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F Dec 18, 2014

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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...
    cherryxxbomb cherryxxbomb 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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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 3 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    I am a disco ball I've already decided that.

    A disco ball is made of so many flat sides to make a whole And I am made of so many personalities to make the whole me It bounces light from one side of the room to the complete other I bounce conversations It spins Like me And sets the mood Like me And it reflects it's...
    OBuddyOpal OBuddyOpal 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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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 18-21, F 16 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    I recently bought a pair of pink running tights

    and a royal blue half zip top. I walked in a local park and got alot of stares and a few compliments. I met a friend there we walked to a bench beside the lake and oh my!!!
    stepgirl stepgirl 51-55, M Mar 4

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    Defining Journey

    I am presently evolving to a unique orientation free of speculation and concern. The peace and contentment I am experiencing makes for sharing with others. A person very close to me remarked of just much my very being seems to be radiating a shimmer that in reality draws...
    MeAndMrsJones MeAndMrsJones 41-45 4 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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    Hey! Don’t confuse me with the facts.

    Most women seem to have a problem with a certain little four letter word. They take it personally. Almost like a personal word nemesis. Makes them feel old, boring and hag (or *****)-like. Ever been called ma’am? What did you think of it? Ive heard more women than I can...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 29

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    I like to think I'm not the typical 59 year old

    woman (scaring the hell out of 60). I listen to Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, ZZ Top....loud & long! I drink tequila, buy leather pants, wear expensive perfume, enjoy lingerie, flirt with strangers, pay my bills on time, take care of my house, cut the grass...
    justsuzy justsuzy 56-60, F 18 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I know who I am, it just depends on

    who I want to be for the day. 👽👽👽
    KylieKaat KylieKaat 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Gabster27 Gabster27 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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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...
    JARSMS JARSMS 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2014

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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 2 Responses May 10, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    i am a male and my x

    and i use to do aerobics together i loved all the tights leotards and legwarmers we shared our workout clothes!!I am currently loving the ugg boot legging look! Wish i had those! My experiences out in public was only 3 or 4 times i wore tights a black leotard and black...
    stepgirl stepgirl 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    People HATE that they can never stereotype me.

    I go against the grain of society and how people think I should I should act. People look at my skin color and WANT to attach labels on me but they get to know me and realize I'm nothing like they probably expected. I like baseball (not basketball), rock music, I never use the N...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 8

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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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    I like country music (before 1994).

    I like gangster rap. lol....Don't judge.
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 41-45, M May 19, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    Those two words-"stereotype"

    or "label" are, within themselves stereotypical & a label.
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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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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    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 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. On