Not black enough, not white enough

Gemma Jackson,
United Kingdom

I am mixed and British. My mother is white British my father is black Jamaican. For as long as I can remember I have always felt the odd one out. Different. Because of the texture of my hair or the colour of my skin or even the way I talk is not considered black enough to some people. But at the same time my hair texture, my skin colour or the way I talk isnt considered white enough either. Until recently I have struggled with my identity and sense of belonging. Now that we are talking more about race I feel I don’t have to be black or white because I am both. And proud!

 

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