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Spotlight on Mixed-Race Author, 'Thea Lim'

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    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
    Message 1 of 1 , 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. 

      She credits much of her consciousness on race
      and racism to the Asian Arts Freedom School,
      http://www.myspace.com/asianartsfreedomschool  
      a creative arts workshop on radical Asian history ...."

      Source:
      http://www.shamelessmag.com/blog/2009/01/plush-pigs-and-kyriarchy-why-i-love-thea-lim/ 


      Link to an article written by 'Thea Lim'

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4110 

        
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