British/Irish | Grenadian “I identify as White/Black mixed race, British, Irish and Grenadian. Both my parents are British born but with parents that have different nationalities. My mother’s parents are Grenadian, and my father has an Irish Father and British Mother
I had always known I was mixed-race. My mother never made me forget it and although she would give me warnings about being a person of colour, I didn’t realise the conflict and that feeling of being an ‘other’ until I was 18. I didn’t know that mixed-race had a stereotype and people tried to categories me into a ‘more White’ or ‘more Black’ box and gradually found that people where obsessing more over my ethnicity than me.
I think because the mixed-race population is growing so fast, and there is a misconception that mixed-race just means mixed with White and Black. That stereotype is gradually fading. I am so grateful to be mixed-race and to be a product of love. Not only that but I can speak about being mixed-race. Me and a friend arranged a talk about being mixed-race within the acting industry and the reassurance of not being alone and knowing others feel the same way, is such an amazing feeling and relieving.
There is a struggle of finding an identity. There is no mixed-race culture but there is Black culture and White culture so therefore people want to put you in boxes. I would sometimes feel like I couldn’t express my experience as a mixed-race woman as I know sadly that Black females get discriminated, harassed and abused on a more recurring basis and their stories need to be told and rightly so.
If I could be born again I would love to be brought back as a mermaid; half human half fish. Almost mixed-race I guess.
The mixed-race population is the fasting growing minority group in the UK set to be the biggest minority group by 2020. I think that the people will give people of mixed-race more acknowledgment and see them as people instead of trying to place them within a box. We should ALL be seen as human beings first.” See full story on our website #mixedracefaces
We are a tangle of feelings and emotions. Being human is being able to feel. We are emotional beings. Feelings are part of who we are, they are inevitable as sunsets. So, undress yourself from what you've learned. Unbox your true emotions. Liberate yourself. Allow your emotions to flow, and you will see that everything within you will become lighter and more fluid. *Thank you @marieceleste_connectingwithin for today's inspiration 💖
God wants us to go to Him in prayer and supplication. He knows our needs but when we approach Him humbly and with and open heart- you will hear from heaven. Ask and you shall receive. #prayer#identity#freedom
FTP founder, @jaslittle is heading to Launceston in April to speak at Tassie’s very own creative conference, Foundry LIVE.
He’ll be joining some excellent creatives in the lineup including:
Principal of place brand & marketing agency, @hoynedesign - Andrew Horne, Founder & Creative Director of am creative - Angela McCarthy -
Joint Co-Founders & Directors of Future Days - Robert Elderton + Di Elderton
Guest MC, Creative Consultant & talented screenwriter - Tim Rigg
Check out the line-up + grab your seat via their site foundry.com.au
About the foundry - For too long, if you were creative and lived in Tasmania you had one option - move. Foundry was created to stop this from happening. In fact, we wanted to go one further. What if Tasmania had the best creative offering, culture and community in the country, and could hold its own on the world stage? This is Foundry and this is our story, to enable communities to reach their potential and focus their passion. For us, that starts with education.