Kimmy Bartle                



As a daughter of interracial emigres, neither cultural nor racial side of me fully accepted me as their own. I was X this and X that, but not Y or Z enough. Especially a few years ago, when I moved across continents, I realized the confusion about “what are you?” continued regardless of where I “escaped” to. I was lucky I met people with a similar life story, this validated a lot of my identity struggles and helped me work through the imposter syndrome.

For my grad school thesis, I set out to create a space for real understanding and support through the multicultural community. A space for dialogue. A space to help people navigate their mixed identities better, connect meaningfully with fellow kindred spirits, experience a sense of relief, and ultimately have a group to which they know they belong.