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I Am Not Your Stereotypical Anything

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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 a stereotype. I myself don't do many of the stereotypical woman things, even though others want me to.
    Kairisheartless Kairisheartless 18-21, F Jan 31

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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 rather read than go to a club or house party. I love playing video games and prefer that over shopping for clothes. Because of this my friend...
    lavendershade lavendershade 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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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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    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 grandfather on my mothers side had a pushcart fruit stand.ten backbreaking hours and he made about a dollar a day. My grandmother worked in a...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 12

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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...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 1 Response Mar 30

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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 14 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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 could be further from the truth. I have many and varied interests, and what I`m about to share with you is based on what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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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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    "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'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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    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 ***** because I'm attractive ... No body deserve prejudice for anything.
    anamsaor anamsaor 18-21, F Feb 19

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

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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 stereotypes. Sadly, this isn't a perfect world.
    vlop vlop 13-15, F Mar 17

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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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 26

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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 1 Response Mar 29

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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'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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    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 2 Responses Mar 25

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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 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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jan 20

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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 and piercings... And then I dress sort of quirkily, in a large range of femininity and masculinity. In college for psychology, and...
    yousillyboy yousillyboy 18-21, F Mar 13

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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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    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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    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 needed a man. I'm a lesbian, I love women, whilst being a feminine woman myself; the stereotypical lesbian is butchy, and people...
    rajasaeed rajasaeed 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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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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    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 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 rush, but I'm not stupid. Enjoy my social life, but prefer my ME time. Am feminine, but not a 'girly girl'. Have curly blonde hair; I'm not a...
    Kwiza Kwiza 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 26

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

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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 you first meet me and I can officially be called "the whitest black kid you have ever met". I don't cuss and love art, Kpop and some clean rap. I...
    Wadboy Wadboy 13-15, M 6 Responses Mar 13

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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, preconceptions are misconceptions. Please be kinder than you're critical; I'm an acquired taste, but you don't have to try to like me if you don't...
    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 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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    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 5 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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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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    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 me is because there are people who expect me to be ghetto just because I am "black." I was raised with manners and to treat people...
    Nikki8888 Nikki8888 13-15, F 7 Responses Feb 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 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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    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 5 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    Damn skippy! I'm weird

    as hell and proud ;)
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F Jan 31

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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 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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    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 7 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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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 to mean," I asked as in my young mind I envisioned someone licking the floor with his or her tongue. "It...
    tomthebard tomthebard 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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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 Metallica" I've just learned to laugh it off lol. So many times people "guess" what I'm into and are continually shocked.
    Britgirlxo Britgirlxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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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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    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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    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 in and get what we needed from there. Every time without fail, the managers would walk around the store, alerting me that I was there and to...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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