A fun fact about me is … I make dances.
I racially identify as … half Chinese, half English. Or half Asian.
When people ask me the question “what are you?” I usually say … My mother is from England, my dad is Chinese. I’m half Chinese, half English. I’m very upfront.
My favorite thing about being mixed is … having such distinct families — growing up visiting relatives that lived in such distinct types of places, had such different cultural practices, ways of behaving, relating, and believing.
The most difficult thing about being mixed is … the feeling of not being one or the other, completely. I’ve never felt English, I’ve never felt Chinese. That’s not an easy thing to reconcile as an adult — it manifests in a certain kind of lostness. “Home” is not uncomplicated, it’s not clear, I’m always searching for it.
If I could visit anywhere in the world, it would be ... the old Silk Road.
If I had one day left on Earth, I would eat … dim sum.
When I was a kid, I wish I would have known that … literally everyone is inherently and crazily mixed, but we should also be curious, honor, respect, and even flaunt our difference.