We’re big fans of TED Talks generally but when they are focused on stories of the mixed-race or multiracial experience we get really excited! We thought we’d share a round-up of a few that we like! We hope you like them too.
This is a really moving talk by actress Thandie Newton about being mixed and coming to terms with her otherness as a child of two cultures. Thank you Thandie.
Karen Dina Tabb
Dr. Karen Tabb Dina talks about why it is important to critically examine race/ancestry in health research as she looks at the health information of mixed-race individuals.
Aaron Samuels is a festival favorite who has taught, performed and hosted at the Mixed Remixed Festival. He is a talented poet and speaker and he talks eloquently about his background as a mixed-race (African-American and Jewish) young man in America.
This is a really moving talk about growing up mixed in Japan and the United States. Her personal exploration turned into a creative mission in telling the story of being hafu through film.
Merleyn is the creator of a radio show called Race Matters. Here she talks about being biracial and the importance of talking about it.
The rising Georgetown junior talks about being biracial (Black and Indian) and how she found slam poetry as a way for her to deal with experiencing her difference (the good and the bad of it).
Do you know of any others that we should add to our list? Let us know!
Join us for the largest gathering of multiracial and mixed-race families and people in June 2017 for the 4th Annual Mixed Remixed Festival.