My sis is dramatically lighter in complexion than me personally, has a far more Caucasian nose, and appears biracial to outsiders.
Growing up, I remember being so envious of her lighter skin and hair that is straighter calling her the pretty one and myself the smart one. We internalized this texting, usually convinced that I would be considered more conventionally attractive if I had just gotten the gene for light skin, or the gene for the long, wavy Indian hair of my mother. As noted by Rudder in a OkCupid we we we blog post, “You can in fact have a look at individuals who’ve combined ‘white’ with another racial description. (altro…)