Mixed Up: ‘I want people to understand that there are different types of black'

Mixed Up tells the under-heard narratives of the nuanced lived experiences of the mixed-race population. There is nothing innate about being mixed-race that leads to confusion or conflict, but social perceptions and the desire to fit into a singular category can lead to a sense of isolation. Being mixed-race can also be a huge source of joy. Exposure to multiple cultures can open up the world and spark empathy and understanding. It is a strange phenomenon to not look like either one of your parents – to feel as though you exist in an in between space. But by telling our stories we can define our own narratives and carve out a comfortable place to exist in the world. Naomi Yazmin is a student and fashion blogger. She is Ghanaian, Indian and white British, but she identifies as black.


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