Avan Jogia discusses “Mixed Feelings,” his book on multiracial identity, at Penn Bookstore

Canadian-British actor Avan Jogia spoke about how the question “Where are you really from?” can offend people of color.   Credit:  Isabella Cossu

Canadian-British actor Avan Jogia spoke about how the question “Where are you really from?” can offend people of color.

Credit: Isabella Cossu

Avan Jogia discussed his experience as a multiracial actor at the Penn Bookstore Friday evening.  

Jogia, a Canadian-British actor known for his role as Beck Oliver in Nickelodeon’s TV show "Victorious," read and discussed excerpts of "Mixed Feelings," his new book that explores race and identity through poems and imagery. He also shared personal experiences and stories from multiracial friends and strangers he interviewed. 

“I think that much is made about our nationality, our racial background, or the language we speak,” said Jogia, who is half Indian and half Irish. "Mixed Feelings" explores how multiracial people feel pressure to “pick a side” to conform to society, he added . . .

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