My friend says I’m messed up

Hemma Jari,

There are less mixed race kids in the UK than in America. Although I live in Manchester, which is (outside of London) probably the most multi-ethnic city in the UK, I’m still one of the few mixed race kids in my year. People here have a tendency to ‘stick to what they know’ when it comes to race, culture etc. I’m half Indian, a quarter Welsh and a quarter English so I don’t feel like I fit fully into one category, instead being an outsider in several. I find the best way to deal with this is with humour, so I often joke with my friends that I’m ‘messed up’ (or something more explicit!)


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