I’m Bradley. I’m Mix-d: (pronounced - mixed).
But when I started this project many years ago, I couldn’t find the language to express what I felt.
There were plenty of people and books that told me I was mixed race. They were right – I am mixed race – but that didn’t capture how I felt, or what I knew to be the experiences of other mixed-race friends and family members. I’ve had many times when I have been accused of not being black enough and just as many occasions when I’ve been told I should be more white. These are the kind of things I have been seeking to understand. Thousands of mixed race people have also offered their opinions.
I started this journey of discovery as the Multiple Heritage Project. For me it was a way to capture and record my own and other people’s thoughts on the subject. After some time, I soon realised that we needed something else to express the shared experiences of mixed-race living – something that accurately captured those unique feelings and experiences. This is where the term Mix-d: has come from.
So, I’m Bradley. I’m Mix-d: I’ve been enormously privileged to listen and to learn from a huge range of opinions and experiences.
The Mix-d: Journey continues. Join us.