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This one’s for you:

Mixed Race People!!!
Having a hard time deciding where you fit, frustrated with identity politics? Got something to say?!!!
Mestizo Revelations is a ‘zine inspired potential book project that is about examining race and what being mixed is/means, without necessarily having to tie in to other ethnic movements to find validity. Some of my friends and I are tired of old paradigms in identity politics and are interested in challenging those paradigms by describing where we (as mixed people) are now, philosophically.
As you know, mixed race literature is often quite stagnant, especially ethnic studies, so this is the antidote to all of that. We are looking for voices, new to the scene, to speak about not only our personal histories as mixed race people, but also submit commentaries on identity politics as a whole, through essays, poems, or visual presentations. The project will also include photo shoots. Eventually, I’d like to pursue a grant to fund publishing this.
This is a fun project for all involved and I’d like to emphasize a sense of humor in your writing-don’t write as though you’re preaching, remember you’re writing for an audience that may not have any idea about our experiences, and reach deep inside yourself for interesting histories and ideas! (Think the tongue in cheek, yet innovative and political humor of Hyphen Magazine-http://www.hyphenmagazine.com) Please forward widely to other mestizos who might be interested as well!!!
The deadline for submission is January 31, 2008. Please contact Allison at Nocivilized (at) gmail.com  with your pieces or questions and I’d be happy to show you a sample of what we’ve started working on already. Or, alternatively, you can read my blog, http://www.manushkin.wordpress.com/ which conveys the sort of direction I’m heading in.

Your Hip Hapa,
 

Yayoi

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Written by rentec

18 November, 2008 at 9:36 pm

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