The Perception of Traits

Being mixed raced, it goes without saying that I share traits from both my white & black relatives, and it’s common place for everything about me to be classified as one or the other, but never both. This has it’s advantages sometimes, and I find myself having conversations with all sorts of people from all […]

The Apology

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a huge amount of apologies and pledges for the way that people of colour have been treated in the past. As I’ve heard more of these over time, I’ve started to question whether the person or company apologising actually knows what they’re apologising for, and if anything, I have more […]

Jamaica = the Caribbean.

To kick off this project, it only makes sense to start with the most common misconception that all people with Caribbean background face. “What part of Jamaica are you from?” “I’ve been to Jamaica, it’s lovely isn’t it?” “When did you move [to the UK]?” “Why would you leave the Caribbean?” For good measure Antigua, […]