My Label and Me: I’m mixed-race and everyone has an opinion about me

In my big Jamaican family, with over 20 first cousins (I’m not exaggerating), at lot of us are mixed-race (Picture: Matthew Chattle/Metro.co.uk)

In my big Jamaican family, with over 20 first cousins (I’m not exaggerating), at lot of us are mixed-race (Picture: Matthew Chattle/Metro.co.uk)

Growing up in the 1990s in inner city Nottingham, my life was full of colour and my community was as equally Jamaican as it was white British.

Jamaican dancehall music blasted out of everyone’s house and no family was exclusively black or white.

I was the second generation of my immigrant Jamaican family. My mum’s family is white with generations working in factories and in the mines. I feel like I have had the best of all worlds. And I’d like to talk about my experience as black Caribbean/white British – the box I tick when filling out official forms.

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