Nia Davies, 24.

FEATURED MULTIRACIAL INDIVIDUAL: MEET NIA DAVIES via Swirl Nation Blog

 

WHAT MIX ARE YOU?

Half South Korean (mothers side), half Welsh (fathers side), born in London

 

WHERE DO YOU CURRENTLY LIVE?

London

 

IS THE COMMUNITY YOU LIVE IN NOW DIVERSE?

Very!

 

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?

London, it is very cosmopolitan so we never had any problems!

 

HOW DID YOUR PARENTS MEET?

They were set up at a party in Hong Kong

 

WERE THERE ANY SIGNIFICANT OBSTACLES IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP CORRELATED TO YOUR BACKGROUNDS?

Yes, my father’s parents were very traditional and objected to him marrying a foreigner, similarly my mother faced a few problems being an Asian woman living abroad as it was not the done thing at the time.

FEATURED MULTIRACIAL INDIVIDUAL: MEET NIA DAVIES via Swirl Nation Blog

 

HAS YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY ALWAYS BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF YOU BEING MULTIRACIAL?

The period before their wedding was difficult but as soon as both families met for the ceremony and we were born, everything was fine!

 

DID YOU CELEBRATE TRADITIONS FROM BOTH SIDES OF YOUR FAMILY?

Kind of, we celebrate St David’s day and all of the UK traditions but due to my mother’s oriental influences we also celebrate Chinese new year with zodiac readings and palmistry!

 

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WERE THERE MULTIPLE LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD?

No! My mum felt guilty that my father couldn’t understand so she never taught us and now regrets it.

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR CULTURAL BACKGROUND?

I enjoy the spirituality of my Asian heritage, I also cannot get enough of the food, kpop music and beauty products! At the same time, I love visiting Wales for the people, fresh air and welcoming community feel.

 

WHAT ACTIONS DID YOUR PARENTS TAKE TO TEACH YOU ABOUT YOUR DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS?

I went to Korean classes for a little while when I was quite young and I spent a lot of time in Wales being spoilt by my grandparents

 

DID YOU TALK ABOUT RACE A LOT IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UP?

Not really! It has always been a bit of a non-entity

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DO YOU IDENTIFY AS MIXED OR SOMETHING ELSE?

Mixed / Eurasian

 

DOES RACE WEIGH INTO WHO YOU CHOOSE TO DATE?

Not really

 

WHAT DOES BEING MIXED MEAN TO YOU?

Being a blend of two wonderfully different cultures and heritages

DO YOU HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS WHO ARE MIXED?

Is anyone really purely of just one direct line of descent anymore?

 

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS YOU ARE REALLY TIRED OF HEARING FROM PEOPLE IN REGARDS TO RACE/CULTURE?

I always get asked where I’m from and then no one believes me when I say London. It also annoys me that I don’t speak Korean as that’s the second most common question!

 

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM FOR THE FUTURE OF AMERICA IN REGARDS TO RACE?

Equality, tolerance, acceptance (i.e. for Trump to lose)

 

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE?

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