No One Here Asked, "What Are You?"
I had the privilege of participating as a panelist at the Mixed Remixed Festival this month. It was almost surreal to be in the company of so many people of mixed race ancestry. In a society that insists upon categorization, it was so refreshing to be among people who'd shared experiences similar to mine--not quite feeling like they belonged in any certain ethnic or racial group.
My panel was entitled, "Excavating Family Mythology and Publishing Your First Children's Book." I adored my co-panelists instantly. In fact, I felt bonded to everyone at the festival. I felt at home, welcomed, not judged.
A recent L.A. Times article captured the essence and ethos of the Festival.
At long last, I found a place where I belong. #mixedremixed #mixedrace