‘What Are You?’

Trigger warning: image contains experiences of racism:

I drew this in response to some of my personal experiences of racism.

Let’s talk about being mixed race.

‘What are you?’ is a question that is asked all too often when people can’t quite put their finger on ‘what’ we are.

Of course, it’s a pretty objectifying question- I’m a who, not a what.

Sometimes people even suggest that mixed race people will ‘bring the world together’.


Yeah, that’s not how it works.

The drawing above illustrates some of the all-too-common experiences of racism, and hopefully some of the complexity of being mixed race.