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I Was Told I Was Exotic

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    Genetics are such a weird and complex thing; I' am Venezuelan with some Spanish and possible Native descent from my mother's side and some possible African descent from my grandmother's side. My skin is pale, my hair, which used to be almost blond when I was younger, is now a...
    TheNobody TheNobody 16-17, F Dec 11, 2011

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    I Always Found This Offensive

    I have olive skin, dark hair and big brown eyes. Apparently that's exotic. When I was at school, one of the dinner ladies used to say this about me, she would find it hilarious to work out where I was from. London. That was always my reply, because I am from London. That's not...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 29 Responses Dec 1, 2010

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    I Wish!

    When I leave my town I often get asked if I'm Filipino. Yeah, right! Pshhhh I wish! Filipinos are freaking gorgeous and well, me? not so much *sigh*
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 40 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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    Black Vs African American.

    People often do not realize the huge difference. If you look at me and your are american u will assume i am african american. The truth is I am caribbean hispanic. DNA results have shown I and even more Hispanic then I am black. Like only two people in my mothers DNA are african...
    LiLSparKle LiLSparKle 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    Don't call me Exotic!

    ! You say I am Exotic You mean I am Other And you are Default It's hurtful and reflects institutionalized racism against the person your referring to. Don't fuucking call me exotic! I take it as a racial slur! I'm not your African Godess, K?
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    People Are Never Able To Tell My Nationality Or My Ethnicity

    I've been told I'm exotic so many times. It happens when I'm traveling or even in my own home country. When I was in Canada I would have fun with people who would try and guess my nationality and they would fail miserably. I've been told I look Italian, Mexican, Israeli, I was...
    wesleyjames wesleyjames 26-30, M Dec 12, 2010

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    Always

    Genetics are such a weird and complex thing; I' am Venezuelan with some Spanish and possible Native descent from my mother's side and some possible African descent from my grandmother's side. My skin is pale, my hair, which used to be almost blond when I was younger, is now a...
    TheNobody TheNobody 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2011

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    Lots Of Times

    People are usually intrigued as to what my ethnicity is. They usually think I'm mixed so they always say I look exotic.  Proof is in my photo comments. 
    reset reset 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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    I Was Told I Was Exotic-

    looking by my mother. When I was in high school, I asked her if she thought I was pretty, she said, "You are exotic looking". I wasn't particularly pleased with that answer and I don't really know what she meant; I still don't. I know what it means generally but not in reference...
    MyLucidDream MyLucidDream 66-70 Oct 28, 2010

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    My few of my brothers friends came over when he wasn't home one day. My parents were gone and I was in the garage when they stopped by. they began to feel me up all over and made...
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    Everyone says, "Yes, you were born gay!" Uh no! I was born absolutely straight. I know everyone gets mad when you say you aren't, but I WASN'T. I just had a straight mindset that...
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    My boyfriend told me he was going to his friends house, and I'm not clingy so I didn't care but then I saw on Facebook someone posted some photos and he was making out with this...
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    When I was 10 I spent the weekend with my friend Ian. He had an older sister, Jess, that was 14 and a varsity cheerleader (she was very proud of making that as a freshman). Not...
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    I was always told to walk by faith and not by sight
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    I love all my pets, but most of them are exotic and are just so cool! This is one of 10 of my tarantulas. She's a Rose Hair and her name is Hope. C: She is the sweetest tarantula I...
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    It was the 80s and I was from a interracial family. I was white and my brother came out dark. He was more accepted having a Spanish accent. I was told to wash in milk to clean...
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    i probably am. it all started a few years ago. a fire had burned down my house and the only thing that had survived it was a doll i made. naturally i took it with me to my new...
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    I am fat, but I am damn proud of myself of how much I've been able to do regardless of my size. I may not be beautiful or pretty, but at least I can work what I got.....which means...
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    By someone that it's never good to get close to people because you will always lose them one way or another... Idk.
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    Let me be frank I think people of all genders and sexualities should be accepted but I can't help that I had a bad experience. In every group I feel as though there is a few bad...
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    remember the day I told u my brother has autism well he does and I hate it and I hate it I just wish I had a normal brother and a normal family god gave me a life I didn't deserve...
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    I am going to post this as much as I think I should because I believe it must be said. I am "too white" for black people in northern North America, southern North America, Central...
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    This is tough. Every single day. My whole life I wanted to have a child. I planned my life around it. I got all my partying and promiscuity out of the way when I was younger...
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    I'm still not sure how it even happened. i was making a left turn and didn't see a guy coming down the road. I *thought* I had an arrow to turn, but I don't even remember that for...
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    Wow, seems like everyone else here has positive experiences to share. Some of the following will be super negative, but some are slightly positive (I guess?): When I was in...
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I'm a 23yr old guy who till this point haven't dressed in a female attire except for nighties. I'm grieves with this pretty girl named Bhasi with whom I can share anything and...
    RabiyaLove RabiyaLove 22-25, M 6 Responses Jun 22

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    I'm 9 years old. I always get spanked. One time, it was report cards and I brought mine home. I knew I got Bad grades and wanted to hide but I can't because I have 4 other twin...
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    The first time I drank.. We my family members use to give me sips of their drunk Ah and I remember when I was 3 or something my dad told me to go to the refrigerator to grab his...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    One day when I was 11 years old I wore a dress, white pantyhose, and a blue jean jacket to school. After school that day I was walking home by myself when these kids approached me...
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