Mixed Race Matters

Being Mixed Race

A People in Harmony Seminar, London UK. This annual event by the UK Mixed Race Charity, People in Harmony, was held at Bethnal Green, London in the Autumn of 2015. “Being Mixed Race: Stories & Experiences from Mixed Race People and Families” was the theme for the day with attendees meeting up from around the …

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Growing up Mixed Race in England

Black Lives Matter: Mixed-race people share their stories Mixed-race people are the fastest growing ethnic group, according to the last census. But what’s it like growing up mixed-race in England and what impact has the Black Lives Matter movement had? Parents and young adults share their stories about identity, racism and education HERE Video Journalist: …

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Mixed Race Matters talk in Families

Mixed Women Explain Why Talking About Race With Their Families Matters In an article from UNBOTHERED UK, written by Aliyah Miller, four mixed race women talk about their different experiences and perspectives of being mixed. Sami, 21, appreciates having two cultures in her life. Her father is Jewish and her mother Jamaican. Alamay, 19, has …

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Mixed Race & Colourism

I’M A MIXED-RACE GIRL IN A COLOURIST WORLD by Emma Taonga, Mixed-Race Public Health Researcher and Writer “The black experience is not my story to tell. I have my own, there is room at the table for both the black and mixed-race experience.” “They [the media] do not capture the nuance on being a mixed-race …

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Growing up Mixed Race in the UK

‘In school I was always this bridge between ‘real Black people’ and white people‘ Ngaio Anyia is a musician, writer, inclusion consultant and force of nature. One of the people behind the Black Lives Matters march in Bristol, she has spent her life campaigning for inclusion. ‘As a mixed race person I didn’t know where …

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New Creatives – Where are you from

Sophie Gresswell’s film addresses the struggle to answer the inevitable question: ‘Where are you from?’ when you’re not quite sure. A young woman of mixed heritage searches for an answer by looking back over three generations of her family. Documents, family stories and of course the British staple of tea and biscuits help her figure …

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Not looking like your parents

As a society we are increasingly mixed, and the mixed-race group is growing proportionately faster than any other. Many children now have a grandparent who is of a skin colour that does not reflect their own or their parents’

Full Circle

“In less than one week, I return for another look, not knowing what I am seeking or what I should look for. In less than three weeks  my fourth child is born. So why go? Why now? This is not how it was planned."