‘What are you?’

‘What are you?’

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Gabrielle McGuinness

Being mixed race defies binaries and confuses people.

Gabrielle McGuinness talks about being mixed race

‘So, ummmm…what are you?’

‘I’m sorry, what?’ I say.

‘Like where are you from.’

‘Oh! I’m British’, I’ll reply enthusiastically, trying to end the conversation there.

‘No, I mean where are you really from?’…

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