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I Am Not Your Stereotypical Anything

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    Those two words-"stereotype"

    or "label" are, within themselves stereotypical & a label.
    cherryjar cherryjar 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    Try me. You just might find I cannot be defined

    :) Not by my sex, religion, sexual preference, culture, zodiac sign.. I am very much just me. Just when you think you have me figured out I will throw you a curve ball ;)
    MaryflockingPoppins MaryflockingPoppins 31-35, F 4 Responses May 13

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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 4 Responses May 15, 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 1 Response Jan 6, 2014

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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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    I am all about individuality

    and being yourself. I am proud of my differences.
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    This is definitely me.

    Throughout my life, I've always been the odd man out. I'm too ghetto for the suburban kids, too suburban for the ghetto kids, too noomal for the nerds, too nerdy for the normals... the list is endless lol. Oh well, I embrace my nonconformity.
    rockfan9586 rockfan9586 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 20

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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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    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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    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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    Yeah I'm honestly just me.

    I don't need labels even though I was obsessed with them so long ago.
    sirianstarsoul sirianstarsoul 16-17, M Jul 10

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

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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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    Gabster27 Gabster27 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 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 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 3 Responses Mar 1

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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 4 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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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 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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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, 2014

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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 33 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    I'm not your stereotypical anything!

    !! Black, women, American, lesbian, young person anything. People are often very confused by me I'm a black American who loves football (what Americans call soccer) I mean a fanatic!!!! People often comment about how rare that is, and I mean I was a fan b4 this summers World Cup...
    ellelinkin ellelinkin 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    I hate reality TV...I tried to be open minded

    and watched a show again.OMG stupid.!?
    Skyrulez Skyrulez 36-40 1 Response Jul 24

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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
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M Mar 17

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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 '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 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    it gets annoying when people stereotype you

    because you dis agree with them. all the isms are lame . i suppose it's easier to type some smug snarky insult than to think or question first. i usually have thought and questioned what i believe.
    xkmb xkmb 51-55 1 Response Jul 15

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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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    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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    BurningFist BurningFist 22-25, M Jun 19

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    as an image in an attempt to bypass EP's flagrant dismissal of all potty mouthed discussion)
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 31 Responses Jul 9

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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 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 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 1 Response Mar 4

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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 me, unique in my own weird way,

    i love being me and woulen't change it for anything.
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F Apr 13

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    I know who I am, it just depends on

    who I want to be for the day. 👽👽👽
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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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    People are quick to label me.

    Go on, I dare you, I double dare you. Chances are your label will be wrong, or at best, fragmented. I do things my way, I like what I like. Your label does not define me as a person.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 10

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    Hate when people try to categorize me.

    I am who I am and fuckk you.:)
    YupThatsMee YupThatsMee 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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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 6 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    Happy Australia Day to my ep friends around the

    world. If you google John Williamson's song, true blue, these are th things that I grew up with and hold dear to my heart. May we never change who we truly are inside to please others. :)))
    wtf70 wtf70 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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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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