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Never white enough for the white kids, never brown enough for the brown kids — being simultaneously both and neither — that was my experience growing up biracial in the United States. If this was also your experience, know that you’re not alone!

I have an Indigenous Mexican-American mom and a white (British) dad. And though I have lighter skin than my mother, who is undoubtedly, gloriously brown, my teachers and peers always regarded me as not-white.

I have also, of course, seen less complicated acts of racism and othering towards my mom. People would assume that she was our…

Paige M

Hello! I’m Paige. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Dual UK/US citizen. Traveler. Mixed. She/her. Site ->

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