Gurls Talk with Adwoa Aboah

Ep 43. Adwoa and Afua Hirsch discuss the nuances of biracial identity, the power of language, and the insidious nature of Britain’s brand of anti-Black racism.

Growing up biracial in Britain is something Adwoa and I have in common. Both proud of our Ghanaian heritage, but growing up in predominantly white spaces meant we both struggled to express that pride and protect ourselves from the microaggressions of our white peers.

This episode explores some deeply personal themes of acceptance and identity, and reflects on the exhilaration and exhaustion that has come with the recent wave of anti-racist awareness and activism. We speak about my book, Brit(ish), my first-hand experiences of racial bias in the media and explore how every person can improve their anti-racist practice. You can follow Adwoa’s work @gurlstalk.

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