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Mic: Biracial Pride Sweeps Twitter. #BiracialLooksLike

posted by Randall

Jaxa Saxena

If you see a sudden rash of photos on Twitter of biracial families and individuals, you have Jaxa Saxena to thank.

Saxena is part Indian and part White. She started the hashtag #BiracialLooksLike and told Mic she was inspired by ignorance.

“Among many biracial/multiracial people I know, there is anxiety over whether we look enough like what we ‘are,'” Saxena tweeted. “We are made to feel like we’re not ‘enough’ for our heritages, we’re not ‘really’ any of them, because we don’t look one way or another. Or we’re made to feel we have to choose, but often that choice is made by others who look at us and think they know who we are.”

 


 

Her hashtag inspired other multiracial people to post photos.

 


 


 

 
You can read the growth of multiracial people in the last few decades and some of the issues they face in Mic
 
What are your stories of being biracial or multiiracial. Share them with us. We’d love to hear from you.

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