Research shows, the multicultural person can be left feeling unidentifiable, multiphrenic (the condition of being simultaneously drawn in multiple, conflicting directions), unauthentic, uncommitted, or even completely detached over the frustration of adjusting their identity to meet societal demands. Being Mixed hopes to provide validation for these unaddressed emotions and a guideline out of the uncertainty which accompanies these feelings.
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