Date

6-2-2020

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As a mixed-race woman, and a person who has mixed identifying friends, I understand the constant struggle of having your identity being invalidated. Of never feeling acceptable enough of any one identity that I carry. It is due to this understanding why I decided to center my research around mix identity and the question of "am I enough" that I believe is present in mix identifying people; however, this question may change in variation from person to person but regardless it remains at the core issue.

In order to understand how fellow mix-identifying people navigate their identity, I plan to hold interviews and dialogue-based conversations with several mix-identifying people over the course of four to six months. In this, I am defining mixed as having two or more racial or ethnic identity. This Includes bi-racial and multi-racial people as well as mixes in what we would typically consider homogeneous identities such a mixed Latinx or Asian identity. The purpose of this is to escape from the western-centric idea of race and consider other aspects of identity such as nationality and culture.

At the completion of the project, I plan to understand how mixed identifying people come to peace with their own personal identity and create an anthology of short stories written by the participants that represent their own personal identity journey.

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Jun 2nd, 12:00 AM

What Is Enough?: Understanding the Ostracization of Mixed People and How They Reaffirm Their Identity.

As a mixed-race woman, and a person who has mixed identifying friends, I understand the constant struggle of having your identity being invalidated. Of never feeling acceptable enough of any one identity that I carry. It is due to this understanding why I decided to center my research around mix identity and the question of "am I enough" that I believe is present in mix identifying people; however, this question may change in variation from person to person but regardless it remains at the core issue.

In order to understand how fellow mix-identifying people navigate their identity, I plan to hold interviews and dialogue-based conversations with several mix-identifying people over the course of four to six months. In this, I am defining mixed as having two or more racial or ethnic identity. This Includes bi-racial and multi-racial people as well as mixes in what we would typically consider homogeneous identities such a mixed Latinx or Asian identity. The purpose of this is to escape from the western-centric idea of race and consider other aspects of identity such as nationality and culture.

At the completion of the project, I plan to understand how mixed identifying people come to peace with their own personal identity and create an anthology of short stories written by the participants that represent their own personal identity journey.