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Two mixed race girls, who have mixed feelings about this world we're living in, shed light on issues of race and gender (and other divisive issues) in a way that is healthy, respectful, comical, honest, and a little geeky.

Do you have a question or topic you'd like us to cover? Let us know at biracialunicorns@gmail.com.

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Two mixed race girls, who have mixed feelings about this world we're living in, shed light on issues of race and gender (and other divisive issues) in a way that is healthy, respectful, comical, honest, and a little geeky.

Do you have a question or topic you'd like us to cover? Let us know at biracialunicorns@gmail.com.

    Unicorn Library: Caucasia

    Unicorn Library: Caucasia

    In this episode we discuss Danzy Senna's first novel, Caucasia.

    We are in the Unicorn Library with Caucasia by Danzy Senna. This book is part of our June toolkit, please make sure to check out the rest of June’s toolkit resources. This stores is told from the perception of Birdie, a white passing mixed-race girl from Boston in the mid-1970’s. Birdie and her darker complected older sister Cole are so close they even have their own language. As racial tensions swell in the sister’s home time and their parents spilt, the two sisters are separated. Cole goes off with their father (who is black) and Birdie goes with their mother (who is white). The story follows Birdie as she is forced to pass as white while she and her mother are on the run. This heartbreaking and provoking story allows us to ask the hard question about race, identity, and perception. In this episode you’ll hear us discuss:


    Who is Danzy Senna?
    Seeking parent approval.
    The dynamics of interracial marriage. 
    Raising mixed race children.
    A dive into the identities of the main characters. 
    Can you love someone when you don’t love yourself?
    What is passing
    Wanting to be seen
    What or where or who connects us to our identity 

    We spend some time in the episode to say Happy Pride!! We also encourage our listeners to support their LGBTQIA2+ family. We then urge you in Getting Mad At The World not to “buy in” to rainbow capitalism. 

    We end our episode in our Happy Place, hint* Dameca is playing with death, and Dani can’t put down the books. 

    Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

    We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at biracialunicorns@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

    Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

    If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

    Please review us wherever you get your podcasts or even better tell your friends to listen. :D

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    Minisode: Cruella De Vil

    Minisode: Cruella De Vil

    This week's minisode is all about that glamorous vampire bat, inhuman beast herself - Cruella De Vil.

    Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

    We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at biracialunicorns@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

    Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

    If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

    Please review us wherever you get your podcasts or even better tell your friends to listen. :D

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    • 16 min
    Can You Appropriate Your Own Culture?

    Can You Appropriate Your Own Culture?

    In this episode we discuss our thoughts on the question "can you appropriate your own culture?"

    Can you appropriate your own culture? 
    We start this month’s new Toolkit with a seriously loaded question. Join us this June as we go “back to basics” as we discuss the mixed identity through the lens of appearance.  Over the next few weeks we’ll dive into how our appearance affects not only how we are treated but how we racially and culturally identity ourselves and the struggles that may entail. In this episode you’ll hear us converse about:


    June’s Toolkit 
    What do we mean by appropriating your own culture?
    How closely this is related to imposter syndrome (Ep.46 on Imposter Syndrome linked down below)
    What is colonialism's role in this question?
    The exhaustion of being mixed race and “straddling two or more cultures”.
    How much your physical appearance impacts your racial identity. 
    What does this mean for people who are NOT mixed with white?
    What about BIPOC who have grown up away from your homeland and/or culture?
    Dani shares a story of ethnic fraud (article linked down below).
    The fear of being accused of appropriating as a mixed BIPOC.
    We discuss the article: When Half is Whole: Learning from the Stories of Multiethnic Asian American Identities by Stephen Murphy-Sigematsu (article linked down below)

    We end in our favorite segment of the show, our Happy Place! Hint prepare for fashion al fresco! 

    Articles and Episode mentioned in the show:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/25/magazine/cherokee-native-american-andrea-smith.html

    https://www.academia.edu/11217263/When_Half_is_Whole_Learning_from_the_Stories_of_Multiethnic_Asian_American_Identities

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Og6rS74JLZ8hkm3j6EEAE

    You can check out our past episode on appropriation versus appreciation at https://pnc.st/s/biracialunicorns/031f1c9a0cc84ffb/appropriation-vs-appreciation

    Check out Gina Mei's story on Latino USA at https://www.latinousa.org/2017/10/27/youre-accused-appropriating-culture/

    Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

    We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at biracialunicorns@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

    Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

    If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

    Please review us wherever you get your podcasts or even better tell your friends to listen. :D

    Find out more at https://biracialunicorns.pinecast.co

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    • 49 min
    Biracial Unicorns Toolkit: Identity and Appearance

    Biracial Unicorns Toolkit: Identity and Appearance

    This month's toolkit we're focusing on identity and appearance. Sometimes your appearance can say a lot about who you are, your history, and your culture but often times for mixed race folx in particular, our appearance may not reflect those things. This month's resources explore some of those ideas.

    Join us this month (June 2021) or anytime by working through the following resources:

    Watch: Little White Lies - a documentary by Lacey Schwartz (available with Amazon Prime or various online platforms for rent)

    Read: Caucasia by Danzy Senna - fiction novel - check your local library

    Read: When Half is Whole: Learning from the Stories of Multiethnic Asian American Identities by Stephen Murphy-Sigematsu - nonfiction book - check your local library

    Discuss: Discuss with a family member what your racial /ethnic identity is and what theirs is

    Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

    We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at biracialunicorns@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

    Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

    If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

    Please review us wherever you get your podcasts or even better tell your friends to listen. :D

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    • 8 min
    Minisode: Chupacabra

    Minisode: Chupacabra

    In this episode we take a walk into the world of cryptozoology with a look at el chupacabras.

    Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

    We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at biracialunicorns@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

    Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

    If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

    Please review us wherever you get your podcasts or even better tell your friends to listen. :D

    Find out more at https://biracialunicorns.pinecast.co

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    • 15 min
    Cancel Culture Case Studies

    Cancel Culture Case Studies

    In this episode we take a look at three different cases of cancel culture in action.

    Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

    We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at biracialunicorns@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

    Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

    If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

    Please review us wherever you get your podcasts or even better tell your friends to listen. :D

    Find out more at https://biracialunicorns.pinecast.co

    This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

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