What’s it like to live in a world where your identity is appropriated by others – as the face of brands wanting to appear progressive, by white girls wanting to be seen as more sexually desirable/commercially successful (Blackfishing) and anyone who wants to prove we now live in a post racial world – and yet no-one is interested in letting us have a voice or be vocal about our unique experiences and our relationship with our identity? Frustrating and disheartening is what it is.
And so this is why I started the HaluHalo Mixtapes to gather together a group of mixed race folk to discuss and unpack issues that impact the mixed race community. Representation matters but what happens when the representation is limited? What's the impact when our faces are shown but our voices not heard? Why do so few celebrities openly identify as mixed race? We really get into it and the Beyhive may come for us! So go watch now and if you enjoy then support our work by subscribing and sharing amongst your friends.