Right now we need each other more than ever. Being mixed race, it can be stressful to know what to do, how to feel, and where to go to find like-minded people during such a divided time.
If you haven’t already seen, there is a huge community of multiracial women on Instagram who are ready to accept you with open arms and really get your experiences.
Mixed sisters, here are five Instagram accounts dedicated to celebrating and discussing the mixed-race experience that you need to have on your IG feed.
Mixed present was created to bring mixed people together with shared support and knowledge. Run for and by mixed race people, Soph (@asiansoph), Greg (@gregslists), Tasha Rose (@tashar0se), and Malaina (@_malaina_).
Recently they have held Instagram live videos with Melania from the Mixed Aspect on whether the black mixed community can speak on black issues.
The Mixed Aspect
The Mixed Aspect celebrates ‘mixed culture in every aspect’. According to their Instagram bio, the page was created to embrace our differences, uplift each others confidence and unite as one.
They post empowering images of mixed faces, interracial families, powerful quotes and real perspectives from multiracial followers. You can even direct message or tag #TheMixedAspect to be featured on their feed.
The Mixed Girl Meet Up
This safe space holds uplifting events especially for mixed-race girls and women. The Mixed Girl Meet Up shares voices and stories from the worldwide multiracial community. They also share really helpful tips and advice, such as ‘how to communicate with racist family members’.
To celebrate Loving Day (the day that interracial marriages were made legal in the US), the Mixed Girl Meetup is holding a global virtual event on June 12th. During this event they will share mixed perspectives from 8 different countries, from China to Germany.
Mixed Race Faces
If you’ve been yearning to see people who actually look like you and your family, Mixed Race Faces is the page for you. The entire account is dedicated to beautiful portraits of people young and old from mixed heritage backgrounds.
Mixed Race Faces is a family-run account that was created in honour of founder Tenee Attoh’s mother, Rienkje Zoet, a white Dutch woman who married Fred Attoh, a black Ghanaian photographer in the 1950’s.
Back then interracial relationships were frowned upon in society, but that didn’t stop Rienkje from fighting to break down those barriers. Today her family continues her legacy by breaking down perceptions of race.
Mixed in America
Run by old school friends Jazmine Jarvis and Meagan Kimberly Smith, Mixed in America’s motto is to bridge the gap, mix the movement, and find power in perspective.
With the Mixed in America organisation, they seek to create a safe space for multiracial people and help to heal racial divisions in the United States.