"How you feel about your identity is valid. There is no right or wrong way to be mixed race. You are not alone and you deserve this space.”
HaluHalo was created by founder Susan Dale back in November 2016 out of a mixture of frustration and curiosity.
Frustration; that still in this day and age there has been a lack of public discourse on what it means to BE mixed race, society's narrow perception that mixed race is only people of black and white mixed heritage and just in general the crude stereotypes about our identity that is propagated in the media.
Curiosity; to understand the experiences of other mixed race people and see if others felt the same way she did about their identity. Being mixed race is such a layered and complex thing that it can sometimes feel quite isolating.
HaluHalo is a platform for sharing stories that gives honest portrayals of our experiences as well as celebrating being mixed race in all its glorious diversity.
halu-halo | haləʊˈhaləʊ|
NOUN translating as 'mix-mix' - Halu-halo is a Filipino dessert made with mixed fruits, boiled sweetened white beans, milk, and flavoured crushed ice, typically topped with purple yam, crème caramel, and ice cream.
ORIGIN early 20th cent. : Tagalog-English.