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Call for submissions!

[Multidisciplinary.Intersectional.Xchanging.Empowering.Dialogues] General Call for Submissions “The aim of this multidisciplinary art conference is to co-create an inclusive dialogue about racialized mixed identities and lived realities through an intersectional lens.”   Visual art due date: November 3rd, 2014 Facilitator due date: November 3rd, 2014 Performance art due date: January 16th, 2015 Submission guidelines can be found on our … Read more

COMPLEXion

“Shadeism” (i.e. colorism) is a form of prejudice or discrimination in which people are treated differently based on a range of social meanings attached to the shade of their skin colour. In collaboration between the 3MW Collective and Refuge Productions (producers of ‘Shadeism‘). “COMPLEXion” will share multiple stories related to shadeism, from a wide spectrum … Read more

MIC – help create a page for the site!

We are putting together a permanent page for the website around “Mixed Privilege” loosely based on Peggy McIntosh’s “Daily Effects of White Privilege“.  Note: This is not to say that we as mixed Indigenous &/or people of colour (PoC) do not experience racism and other forms of oppression (because we do of course). We intend … Read more

Community Post: Why Half-Asian Girls Have it Easier (Than Half-Asian Guys)

After I read John Cadengo’s short piece, “On Being Half-Asian,” I am now certain that with “half-Asian” as a condition of being, it is easier to be a girl than a boy (which is probably the only time anyone would ever say that). I’m not an expert in women’s studies or feminist theory (further than how … Read more

“Faces In Between” Art Show!

Exciting news! The Faces Project will be featured in an upcoming exhibit called “Faces In Between” at the Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre. This show is featuring the artists of the 3MW Collective in order to commemorate Black History Month. Details below: What: “Faces in Between” by 3MW Collective Where: 585 Dundas St. East, … Read more

The MIC family is growing!

 I remember when I first started MIC, I imagined that “one day” when it was big enough, that it would have a Board. Well, to my great delight, that time has come! While there are more folks in the process of joining, I would like to introduce you to the first 4 members: Alexis Kienlen, … Read more

Academic Arts & Keepin it Light

“A family member once told me that on the day I was born, they were praying that I didn’t turn out like some “wood chopping nigger”. Had I been born a boy, I was to be called Nigel. I have been told many times that it means “dark one”, which is generally followed by laughter. … Read more

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30 Terms Mixed Folks Should Know (and everybody else too)

If you’ve been following my posts for a while now, you probably already know that I was raised as one of the only people of colour (POC) in my rural Ontario village, which stunk. To this day, one of my biggest contention points about my upbringing was my lack of vocabulary around racialization so that … Read more

Hapa-Palooza 2012!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since the very first Hapa-Palooza festival… but alas, time has flown by, and it is back again! Attendees of interest include the renown author Wayde Compton (“After Canaan” is listed in the lit section of MIC) and award-winning filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns (see clips of … Read more

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Serving ‘Realness': A Dialogue on Privilege & Passing

As I write in my bio on the “About me” page, I am the undeserving recipient of many forms of privilege which include: having been born in Canada with light skin, an able-body, identifying as straight/cis, speaking English… and this is not an exhaustive list! It has taken me a long time to understand & acknowledge these … Read more