- Expected Apr 15, 2021
The mixed-race population is the fastest-growing ethnic group in the UK, taking in every combination of heritages imaginable. It is a heterogenous group with no one singular experience, no sole narrative to describe or define the multitudinous variations of cultural mixes and ethnic make ups that exist within this country.
And yet despite the plethora of backgrounds that are encompassed under the term 'mixed', through the course of her work as a journalist, it became clear to Natalie Morris that there is a collective identity; recurring themes and experiences that suggest a commonality of mixed-race existence. From identity struggles to the openness and closeness of family life, from the complexities of dating and relationships to the feelings of cultural guilt and disconnect, the experience of existing outside of easily-defined labels of identity creates a unique experience in its own right.
At a time when ethnically-ambiguous models fill our Instagram feeds and our high street shop windows, and with the phenomenon of an interracial marriage within the British royal family raising questions about one of the country's most established institutions, in Mixed/Other, Natalie Morris provides a voice to those who have up until now, not been included in the narrative.
Examining identity, dating, family life, beauty, hostility, culture and more through a plethora of people across the UK, Mixed/Other will shine a light on what it is to be mixed race today.