MIXED-RACE WRITER ... THEA LIM Lineage: White and Asian Occupation: Writer Background: Thea Lim was born in Toronto and grew up in Singapore. She has been
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, Sep 12, 2010
MIXED-RACE WRITER ... THEA LIM
Lineage: White and Asian Occupation:Writer Background: Thea Lim was born in Toronto and grew up in Singapore.
She has been published by Second Story Press, 'The Utne Reader' and 'Canadian Women's Studies'.
She is the author of the novel, 'The Same Woman'.
EXCERPT FROM AN ARTICLE ON 'THEA LIM':
"Growing up in Singapore as a Multiracial child, she was often perceived as White. And she thought of herself as White.
It was only after moving to North America that people saw her as something else, and Thea says that this was "shocking and difficult."
(Jokingly, she compares herself to Richard Prior's blind character in the film See No Evil, Hear No Evil, who is told halfway through the film that he is Black and he doesn't believe it!) As her mom is White, Thea explains that she is just as White as she is a Person-Of-Colour ...
Thea's point is to say that being White is not a monolithic experience, and that questions of race authenticity are complex.
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