We are lucky to have Kyla Kupfurstein-Torres on the Mixed Remixed Festival Board and as one of our go-to on-site volunteers at the Festival. Learn more about Kyla and her mixed experience! And make sure you register for the 2017 Festival now! Spaces are limited in many sessions.
What are you?
I’m a Jamaican Jew.
What is your mixed experience?
I’m biracial – a Black Jamaican mom and Ashkenazi Jewish dad.
What is the most important thing you want people to know about the mixed experience?
The mixed experience is an American experience – almost more central to our story as a nation than any other.
Do you remember when you first started thinking about the mixed experience? Did it happen because of any particular moment or event?
I’ve always been thinking about the mixed experience. I lived in a deeply multiracial, immigrant family, in a diverse city, and attended a diverse elementary school. Gradations of difference have been central to my life experience.
Why did you want to be a part of the Mixed Remixed Festival? How did you get involved?
I got involved with the Mixed Remixed Festival through the founder, Heidi Durrow. Her passion and commitment to making the mixed experience visible is infectious!
What are you looking forward to most at the Festival this year?
I’m looking forward to hearing the voices of young people living the mixed experience. I’m the mother of a four year old who is even more mixed than I am, and I’m eager to hear how young people are redefining what it means to be mixed in the United States.