A fun fact about me is … I do everything left handed, except cutting with scissors (they didn't have left handed scissors when I was a kid).
I racially identify as … Biracial.
When people ask me the question “what are you?” I usually say … "Take a guess..." — after they try, I say, "Black & White."
My favorite thing about being mixed is … Being able to come from different contrasting racial perspectives, especially in America with so much racial divide.
The most difficult thing about being mixed is … Feeling extremely conflicted and upset when I see my minority race being continually treated cruelly by my majority race. Feeling very alone in that conflicted feeling, as well.
If I could visit anywhere in the world, it would be … Africa, the entire continent.
If I had one day left on Earth, I would eat … Fried gator.
When I was a kid, I wish I would have known that … No one identifies who you are or what you are but YOU. Not standardized tests that make you only pick one race, not your family, friends or strangers. People will think what they want and sometimes try to influence you to think like them, but you make that choice. Don't be ashamed that your family experience growing up is different than most of your friends; later in life, it will be part of what shapes your unique experience that will help you navigate the world with ease.