Tag: heritage

The Form

By Daphné Mia Essiet I was 23 the first time I was asked to officially identify my race. The day I had to fill that employment form was full of confusion and concerns: I had been taught in biology that there was no such thing as ‘race’; that we all

Life in The Hinterlands; Growing up Gay & Mixed Race on The Isle of White

By Ashley Thomas Life as a mixed gay man seems a singular experience. Who, what and where are the fluid foundations on which I’m constructed, construed and constrained. To some I am black but not Black, clearly not white or not Black enough. To others, I am an undecided shade of, well, I suppose you might say… …Brown? The Isle of Wight is a brilliant homophone. With its crumbling chalk and its crumbling people, it’s REALLY FUCKING WHITE. It’s located somewhere between the English south coast and 27 years ago. The island could seem blank or barren, but this