The world of today is multicultural like never before. Nationalities, ethnic backgrounds and cultures mix and join together in endless combinations. We have come such a long way towards recognising and accepting different strands of identities, for example, the gay and transgender identity and women’s right to their own identity. That is why I want my project to specifically investigate the interracial adoptive experience, as I believe it could be a tool for understanding our new mixed and multicultural world. It also has the potential to redefine how we in the global north perceive identity in today’s multicoloured, open-minded but also at the same time increasingly nationalistic new world.
I aim to make visible the silent dissonance of an interracial adoptee’s experience in hopes of changing how notions of belonging and cultural expectations affect an adoptee of colour, and how their experience is perceived in the world.