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15 Minutes of Fame

“In the future everyone will have their fifteen minutes of fame.” – Andy Warhol

First of all, let me just say “WOW!” 

When I wrote the blog post “I am not Dating a Racial Slur” I wrote it to vent about my frustration after a lousy night at work. Never EVER in a million years did I think that it would reach over 2 million views, make national headlines, and appear in newspapers around the world. I never imagined I would wake up with fan mail. I didn’t picture myself shaking hands with the director of admissions at Wichita State university as he told me how I touched his heart and that he would be waiving my application fee. I didn’t picture getting offered a job with Elite Daily, or appearing in Cosmopolitan magazine. Not once did I think that people would be coming into my work with newspapers and pointing to my picture and asking to be seated in my section. I never thought that I would receive hate mail, and death threats over my opinion. I never once thought I would touch lives. I never knew that when I clicked “publish” that my life would be changed forever.

To those of you who have grown tired of seeing my countless re-tweets, posts, and statuses about this blog and the attention I have been getting, I apologize. I sincerely do. However, I think you are all such truly amazing people because I have, not even once, seen any of you publicly complaining, I have received nothing but support and love from all of my coworkers, friends, and community. It has been such an amazing journey to share with everyone. It is something I will cherish and be eternally grateful for.

I wanted to take the time to share some of the media “attention” I have received. No, not to brag on myself, but because I have been asked many times if I have a place where people can go to see all the articles. I have compiled a list of links where you can find articles about my blog post, and will share them below. (In no particular order.) IF YOU KNOW OF ANY THAT I HAVE NOT LISTED BELOW, PLEASE EMAIL ME A LINK AT ashlynsully@yahoo.com!

My Cosmopolitan article: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a35631/im-not-dating-a-racial-slur/

Journal Times: http://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/relationships-and-special-occasions/waitress-blog-post-on-interracial-relationship-creates-a-viral-stir/article_986b4d1a-9fcf-5ab6-9bdf-63dc5ba5faae.html

Hamilton Spectator: http://www.thespec.com/living-story/5329635–i-am-not-dating-a-racial-slur-waitress-blog-post-provoked-by-drunks-goes-viral/

Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2932605/I-not-dating-racial-slur-White-waitress-dating-black-man-gets-death-threats-writing-viral-blog-post-interracial-relationships.html

Topeka Capital Journal: http://cjonline.com/news/2015-01-30/wichita-waitress-blog-responding-racial-slur-about-her-boyfriend-goes-viral

Opposing Views: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/social/white-college-student-defends-relationship-black-boyfriend-viral-blog-post

The Inquistr: http://www.inquisitr.com/1804134/ashlyn-sullivan-white-college-student-writes-blog-in-defense-of-relationship-with-white-boyfriend-blog-post-goes-viral/

The Wichita Eagle: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article8528966.html

Interracial Marriage and Family: http://interracialmarriageandfamily.com/not-dating-racial-slur/

NewDay International: https://www.newday.mk/i-am-not-dating-a-racial-slur/

News Aiya: http://newsaiya.com/2015/01/30/i-am-not-dating-a-racial-slur-white-waitress-dating-a-black-man-gets-death-threats-for-writing-viral-blog-post-about-interracial-relationships/

Mad World News: http://madworldnews.com/death-threats-boyfriend/

Talk Real Solutions: http://talkrealsolutions.com/white-waitress-gets-death-threats-after-she-writes-passionate-blog-about-her-black-boyfriend-and-interracial-relationships/

Singapore News: http://www.singaporenews.sg/world/i-am-not-dating-a-racial-slur-white-waitress-dating-a-black-man-gets-death-threats-for-writing-viral-blog-post-about-interracial-relationships/

KAKE News: http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Wichita-college-students-blog-post-on-interracial-dating-goes-viral-290283411.html

My Informs: http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/10216951-waitress-blog-post-on-interracial-relationship-elicits-hate-comments-death-threats/

There is countless articles in print too! I wish I could get them all on here! Keep me informed if you all see anything else out there that I haven’t posted onto here! (I am sure I have forgotten some)

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7 thoughts on “15 Minutes of Fame”

  1. I still remember that one, and you definitely deserve the notoriety and acclaim coming from it. Here’s to hoping that this opens more doors for you and opens more eyes and hearts. Good luck and God bless.

  2. I think it’s awesome you stood up for what you believe in. I read your post and loved it.Never stray from your values or the things you know to be true. Continue to express the truth because it matters.

  3. As someone with biracial parents, your post made me remember the good in the world. My parents, my mother is white and father is black, still remember being subjected to similar comments and behavior when they were dating. So many kudos for not letting other people’s lack of understanding and ignorance bring you down, but to see some positive from it. Best of luck to you and your boyfriend in the future!

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