'Black' Artist Dresses Up As Her 'White' Ancestors, Revealing The Complexity Of Multiracial Identity

April 14, 2015 4:23 PM

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'Black' Artist Dresses Up As Her 'White' Ancestors, Revealing The Complexity Of Multiracial Identity

"I grew up in a North American society where up until very recently there were very specific categories for where one is placed in terms of their race and heritage," artist Stacey Tyrell explained to The Huffington Post. "The binaries that this creates, in particular that of black and white, do not create any space for the nuanced relationship that lies between them."

For Tyrell, the child of immigrant parents from the island of Nevis in the West Indies, her ethnic identity was often more complex than those of her peers.

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