Mixed Hues

My name is Annabelle. I’m a sophomoreIMG_5269 at Penn State University studying Public Relations and Chinese with a minor in Political Science. Mixed Hues is my own little corner of the world where I blog about fashion through my personal lens of self-love, body positivity, and hardcore feminism.

The name “Mixed Hues” refers to my identity as a “happa,” or a person of mixed ethnicities. Hues refers to the colors of my hair; from brown to blonde to purple to blue to whatever it is now, my changing hair reflects my changing life. Think of hues as my lens on life, as the many lens through which I view it.

My blog is focused on fashion and feminism. Fashion goes beyond trends and nice clothes. Fashion is how one presents oneself; it’s self-expression. For me, specifically, it’s how I  express my creative spirit and maintain my individuality. Part of that individuality is feminism, which is as much a part of my identity as fashion and my happa heritage are.

When I was younger, I always voiced my opinions. In middle school, I struggled with body image like most girls, but finally grew to love myself after learning how to properly take care of myself. I’ve always been an advocate of self love, and with the constant objectification of women’s bodies all over mass media, that can be hard to obtain. And after learning about how hard it is for women to be taken seriously in the workplace, experiencing rape culture in college, and more, I’ve worked harder to challenge such norms. One way is through writing, which is partially why Mixed Hues came to be!