Spotlight on Mixed-Race Author, 'Thea Lim'
- MIXED-RACE WRITER ... THEA LIM
White and Asian
and grew up in Singapore.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,
a creative arts workshop on radical Asian history ...."
http://www.shamelessmag.com/blog/2009/01/plush-pigs-and-kyriarchy-why-i-love-thea-lim/Link to an article written by 'Thea Lim'