Métissage Sangue Misto Hands over the mic to Dr. Remi Adekoya.
A beautiful conversation on Mixedness, Biracial Identities and many more
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This is why we created The Mixologist – Hand us over the MIC, our new chat dedicated to providing intel and inspiration to people working on the front lines of the multicultural world, whose voices are underrepresented. We strongly believe that amplifying voices benefits everyone, including the underrepresented ones. Featured guests discuss a variety of topics ranging from identity, belonging, all aspects of being creatively Mixed, and many more! At least good topics that are worth people’s time.
This space is a conversation between Mixed People and the people surrounding them or sharing the same path and, again, about Mixes dedicated to excellence and positive change. We are on a mission to interview the best and the brightest Mixed People around for inspiration, wisdom and the lessons along the way.
Today, Métissage Sangue Misto Hands over the mic to Dr. Remi Adekoya, a Mixed Polish_Nigerian political science academic at the University of York, journalist, commentator, political analyst and the author of “Biracial Britain: A Different Way of Looking at Race” , a book that seeks to explore the unique mixed identity in an emotional and nuanced way. His main focus is identity in its emotional, psychological and political contexts, particularly how identity, history, psychology and politics overlap in white-majority Western and Black African societies.
I spent an amazing time with him in a deep conversation about Mixedness, rolling it round on a 360 degrees spinoff. Thank you Remi for helping me convey the message that only by acknowledging the multiplicity of our identity we can begin to simultaneously own our uniqueness and fully inhabit our ties to our fellow human beings. And thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to reconsider our “right place” in this Society which tends to embrace only the law of duality.
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