Prashant is the kind, thoughtful cousin of Swirl Nation founder Kourtney and I was lucky enough to meet him during his visits when they lived in Venice, CA. Prashant has always been a thought leader and in 8th grade he won an essay content and the prize was a four year college scholarship! He also started his own tie-dye sock company while still in middle school.
So clearly Prashant has a bright future ahead of him and we are very excited to share his perspective on Swirl Nation Blog, enjoy getting to know him!
NAME AND AGE
WHAT MIX ARE YOU?
I am many different ethnicities, but if you want me to check a box it would be black and white.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Lawrence, Michigan (Earth ;)
DO YOU THINK YOUR TOWN IS DIVERSE?
Not at all, but I’m not home much.
DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF MIXED OR SOMETHING ELSE?
I don’t really think about it much because it doesn’t matter to me but yes, I suppose I’m mixed.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT BEING MIXED?
I look different
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU DON’T LIKE ABOUT BEING MIXED?
IS YOUR SCHOOL DIVERSE? DO YOU HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS WHO ARE ALSO MIXED?
My high school wasn’t very diverse. The majority were Mexican and white, so I have a lot of white and Mexican friends. However my college is very, very diverse.
ARE THERE TRADITIONS YOU LIKE FROM BOTH SIDES OF YOUR FAMILY?
Yes, my sister Kama does African drum and dance and I love that. My mom’s side of the family is really cool as well, they just have a different perspective; which is good.
DO YOU SPEAK MORE THAN ONE LANGUAGE?
Spanish and English
WHAT’S SOME THINGS YOU HAVE LEARNED FROM FRIENDS WHO ARE A DIFFERENT RACE OR CULTURE FROM YOU?
A plethora of things. I have learned words from various languages from them. Another thing is that many of them see the world differently than most people, and that’s a really, really neat thing.
WHAT IS ONE WISH YOU HAVE FOR AMERICAN WHEN IT COMES TO RACE AND DIVERSITY?
That more people would change the context of their minds to see that we are all equally human beings.