What is Mixed.ology & Why do I care?
Mixed.ology is a weekly-ish newsletter full of personal Mixed Race experiences, learnings, & encouragement. It’s a safe space where race & grace collide as you learn to love your own unique God-given blend.
According to the 2020 census, those who identify as Mixed Race jumped from 9 million in 2000 to over 33 million in 2020. That’s HUGE…and it’s important. Often we (Mixed Race) don’t know where we fit and struggle to accept ourselves. We believe the lie that we have to choose a side, rather than embracing the totality of how God created us. I struggled with this mindset for over 30 years until I learned to see myself the way God does. Ever since, I’ve been on a journey of healing, self-acceptance, and freedom. I invite you to join me and along the way you just might begin to see yourself differently too. Ready?
But I’m not Mixed, why should I subscribe?
Whether you’re Mixed or not, chances are high you know someone who is: a family member, friend, or co-worker. Here you can grow in both understanding and empathy. You can gain knowledge and compassion for those whose racial and social experiences differ from your own. You’ll discover the beautiful complexity of being Mixed Race.
What can I expect?
1. A space to belong. If you’re Mixed, you know how difficult it is to find a place to feel accepted, let alone feel welcomed, seen, or valued. This is that place.
2. A space of discovery & healing. We all have something about ourselves we believe God should have done differently. You know, that thing you see when you look in the mirror and sigh, “God you almost got it right except for…”. (See, you already know what it is for you, don’t you?) For me, it was my skin color and hair, so I share my struggles with being Mixed and the healing I’ve discovered. But, you’ll be able to apply the same message to your own “thing.”
3. A space of grace. Everyone grows at their own pace. Wherever you find yourself on the journey, you’ll find grace & encouragement here.
4. A space to learn. You don’t have to be Mixed to join this community. Many are connected to the Mixed experience through personal relationships (family, friends, co-workers, ect). Here you’ll gain a better understanding of what it’s like to be in their shoes and how you can best support them.
Who Is Torrie Sorge?
I’m a truth-teller, bridge-builder & cheerleader
As a Mixed Race woman, I understand the beauty and complexity of our God-given diversity firsthand. After a game of hide-and-seek with God, I waved the white flag and began sharing my experiences. I never dreamed those honest ramblings would open the door to healing and freedom, propelling me to become a truth-teller, bridge-builder, and cheerleader who graciously encourages others on their own self-acceptance journey.
I also never thought it would lead to a career as a writer & speaker, but here we are…and I’m beyond humbled and grateful. My articles have been featured online at (In)Courage, Grit & Grace Life, and various individual blogs. I’ve also shared at conferences & on podcasts across the country, including SheSpeaks Truth, The Best Kept Secret, Multicultural Whiteboy, and LIFE 2022. I’m currently working on my first book, a memoir. Stay tuned for more details!
Even though I’m an enneagram 5 and need lots of alone time to recharge, relationships really are my favorite! Dinner or getaways with close friends makes my heart happy! In Vegas? I’d love to learn about your story over an endless basket of chips & salsa.
I’m also a wife, mom, and avid Disney lover who escapes to the happiest place on earth as often as possible! A homebody at heart, I also enjoy catching up on the latest true crime docuseries or watching the Vegas Golden Knights rule the NHL ice. I firmly believe experiences > things and love making memories with my husband and two amazing kids (if you can still call a high schooler & college student “kids”). Originally from the Midwest, I proudly call Las Vegas home.
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