The experience left me wondering, was I meant to be an unhappy accessory, weighed down by tainted stereotypes, both fetishized and victimized for my skin color or “good hair?”
What a disastrous legacy to come into! I responded by issuing an empowering call to other biracial people. When we gathered for our first brunch, we all expressed the same sense of wonder--"I've never been in a room with so many other people like me before!" After years of invisibility, we finally felt seen.
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Thanks to Red Room's Executive Editor Gina Misiroglu for connecting me with AOL and helping to bring a wider audience to Red Room authors.