A fun fact about me is … I survived a category 5 hurricane alone in the rainforest.
I racially identify as … black.
When people ask me the question “what are you?” I usually say …. “mixed — half-black, half-white" or "English and Caribbean but I went to school in the States…that's why I sound like this."
My favorite thing about being mixed is … Having an outsider’s and an insider's perspective on a range of issues.
The most difficult thing about being mixed is … fitting in.
If I could visit anywhere in the world, it would be … Kenya
If I had one day left on Earth, I would eat … my body weight in profiteroles.
When I was a kid, I wish I would have known that … If you’re mixed you’re technically not “full black” and that’s okay. Your identity is fluid, and exists in relation to others. If you can let go of the identity you think you are, you’re not going to be offended or distressed when people identify you as something different to what you self-identify as. Personally I am not a “true” Dominica, American, or Brit, I am neither solely black nor white, and yet I’m all of those things too. Often people are just curious as they’ve never met someone like you before. So rather than get defensive, own it!