One Hundred Percent is an illustrated documentary about what it means to be mixed. Are you a mixed race person of colour? Answer our questionnaire!
1. How do you describe your ethnic identity?
2. Do you identify more with one side of your ethnic identity over others? Why?
3. How do you define mixed?
4. Do you experience discrimination based on your race?
4a. Do you experience discrimination based on being mixed?
5. If you could choose, would you want to be mixed?
And some optional questions…
6. What is the best/worst part of being mixed for you – do you think of it in those terms?
7. What would you like to see this project do? Do you think it is necessary?
8. Is there a famous mixed race person that you would like to see in our book?
9. Do you experience discrimination based on other parts of your identity, apart from your race? (for e.g. Are you also a woman and experience sexism? Are you Trans/Queer and experience transphobia or homophobia? Do you have a disability and experience ableism?…) How do these other parts of your identity intersect with your mixedness?
10. How do you think we should define mixed?
Thea Lim and Elisha Lim are working on an illustrated documentary about what it’s like to come from mixed backgrounds. We’re doing it because that's what we are, and if you are too, we’re curious to hear about, write about and draw about you.
Fill up our questionnaire and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thea online: read her posts at Racialicious.com and follow her poorly updated Twitter.
Elisha online: check out Elisha's art and queer propaganda, etsy.
If you are wondering whether or not you should fill out our questionnaire, and are not sure if you fit our definition of mixed race person of colour: we want to write about and draw about any POC who self-identifies as mixed race.
So you can fill up the questionnaire if you fit the widely used definition of mixed race, i.e. if your parents are of two (or more) different races/ethnicities. But you can also fill up the questionnaire if that description doesn’t quite fit you, but you still think about yourself as mixed race, i.e. if you are mixed cultural, if you are a transracial adoptee, if you are the parent of a mixed race family, if you are in an interracial relationship, or if mixed bloodlines are a huge part of your ethnic and family history and deeply inform how you think about yourself.
Our number one criteria is simply this: fill up the questionnaire if being mixed race is a regular part of the way you think about yourself and shapes how you see the world, or has been at some point in your life. Just be honest: if you hardly ever think about being mixed race except for when someone else mentions it, you probably don’t self-identify as mixed race.
If you have any questions, suggestions, demands, complaints or love, get in touch! We would love to hear from you.
The Lim Sisters