Black albino women challenges racial expectations

small_Brandi17Brandi,
Silver Spring, MD.

I’m a black woman with albinism. That has been both intriguing and confusing to people. Some people inquire about it and some make ignorant comments. I challenge the white-black dichotomy because I’m black but have white skin. I happily embrace both of my identities as black and as a woman with albinism. That has caused me to live on the margins but I celebrate my complex position.

 

Black albino women challenges racial expectations

small_Brandi17Brandi,
Silver Spring, MD.

I’m a black woman with albinism. That has been both intriguing and confusing to people. Some people inquire about it and some make ignorant comments. I challenge the white-black dichotomy because I’m black but have white skin. I happily embrace both of my identities as black and as a woman with albinism. That has caused me to live on the margins but I celebrate my complex position.

Black albino women challenges racial expectations

small_Brandi17Brandi,
Silver Spring, MD.

I’m a black woman with albinism. That has been both intriguing and confusing to people. Some people inquire about it and some make ignorant comments. I challenge the white-black dichotomy because I’m black but have white skin. I happily embrace both of my identities as black and as a woman with albinism. That has caused me to live on the margins but I celebrate my complex position.

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