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I Am Not Your Stereotypical Anything

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    I'm Mexican but that doesn't mean I have to be dark with brown eyes or be born in Mexico. I am actually very pale with hazel eyes & I am a U.S. citizen. Everybody's different.
    EmiTru EmiTru 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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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...
    sunnykisses sunnykisses 19-21, F 34 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    Some people have called me slutty, which may be true, but at least I don't do drugs, I don't drink alcohol irresponsibly, and I earn good grades. Don't tell me how to live my lofe...
    sexysammy468 sexysammy468 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    I'm a paradox. I have opposing qualities, often uneasily balanced. I'm predictable, but only in odd ways. The tick-box approach won't work; one size fits all falls short...
    Brangwen Brangwen 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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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...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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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...
    bluemoon143 bluemoon143 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2007

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    Bletchly Park. - My friends, You may think that my only interests are taking my clothes off, pretty girls, reading and wine. And taking the clothes off pretty girls. Nothing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    I'm a woman, and I believe in anti-gender. I also hate stereotypes about people in general. I just wish for a nicer, peaceful world where where we don't need to base someone off of...
    Kairisheartless Kairisheartless 18-21, F Jan 31

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 22

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    "I'll just give this a lick and a promise," my mother said as she quickly mopped up a spill on the floor without moving any of the furniture. "What is that supposed...
    tomthebard tomthebard 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Being a "black" teenager is the most frustrating thing ever. One because there isn't one person at my school who calls me the least ghetto white-black girl. The reason that bothers...
    Nikki8888 Nikki8888 13-15, F 7 Responses Feb 9

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    On the outside I don't really know what I seem like. I'm a tall black guy who looks older than I actually am, I wear glasses and hang out with some black people. But I'm shy when...
    Wadboy Wadboy 13-15, M 6 Responses Mar 13

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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...
    Yukime Yukime 13-15, F 9 Responses Mar 19

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    It's quite funny getting stereotyped on a daily basis. I remember one time I was wearing a Metallica shirt and this guy was like "what the fck does a black girl know about...
    Britgirlxo Britgirlxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I'm a Black woman who doesn't like to get her nails or hair done weekly or even monthly. I don't care what happened on RHOA, I've never seen a episode of Basketball Wives, and I'd...
    lavendershade lavendershade 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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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...
    BruklynM BruklynM 16-17, F 10 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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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 7 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...
    SilentBluemoon SilentBluemoon 36-40, F 21 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    I am Italian. I am a second generation immigrant. My grandparents came here from Sicily in 1920. they sold their farm for a chance to come to America to have a better life. My...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 12

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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...
    mocha39 mocha39 22-25, F 27 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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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...
    Lostlittleone Lostlittleone 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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...
    DX2000 DX2000 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 26

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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...
    linda linda 21-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2006

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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...
    22ndRow 22ndRow 41-45, F Mar 22

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    There are many stereotypes people tend to associate with me (many of them negative). Number One: I'm Black Male When I was 12, my mom would drive me to Walgreens and I would run...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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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...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
    MissusBrightside MissusBrightside 31-35 15 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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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...
    TreadingWater TreadingWater 31-35, F 27 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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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...
    FourierTransform FourierTransform 18-21, M 16 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    At school I am shy, so people just think I get good grades, but they don't have any idea who I really am.. Only my Family and Friends know that.
    KitKat292 KitKat292 13-15, F Mar 17

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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...
    breannainreverse breannainreverse 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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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* >_<...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 1 Response Mar 30

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    This probably fits me more than any experience on here. I'm definitely don't fit into any one stereotype. I'm an Arab woman, yet I'm independent and hard working and I've never...
    rajasaeed rajasaeed 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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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...
    MistressLexus MistressLexus 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 20

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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...
    ashlaay21 ashlaay21 16-17, F 14 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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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...
    kashaleea kashaleea 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 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...
    smhinterrupted smhinterrupted 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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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...
    beautifullbrit beautifullbrit 16-17, F 11 Responses Jan 29

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    So I love sport and yet I'm kinda a book nerd. Enjoy shopping for others; not myself. Am direct and pretty blunt; and yet I am always sensitive to a situation. Love the adrenaline...
    Kwiza Kwiza 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 26

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    I'm shy. People assume I have perfect grades. Pffffft. I'm Hispanic. I look American, my family does not work as gardeners or McDonald's workers. People need to seriously put down...
    vlop vlop 13-15, F Mar 17

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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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    "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...
    DeathAtAGlance DeathAtAGlance 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I do not stereo type anything and I cannot stand "labelers." We are not soup cans people! Look it up before you mock it.
    TiAmoRhino TiAmoRhino 13-15, F Feb 16

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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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    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...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 Mar 29

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    Internally, I'm a total geek... And intelligent, artistic, and incredibly passionate. Outwardly, I'm very quiet, kind, and polite... But I look like a bit of a punk, with tattoos...
    yousillyboy yousillyboy 18-21, F Mar 13

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    Damn skippy! I'm weird as hell and proud ;)
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F Jan 31

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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...
    ittooktoolong ittooktoolong 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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    Just because I look a certain way does not mean I am a certain thing , don't assume. Assumptions inprision me. I'm not an idiot or slow even if I look simple , and I'm not a...
    anamsaor anamsaor 18-21, F Feb 19

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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...
    BlackDaisee BlackDaisee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 1, 2013