Sarah’s World Beat: Blasian Narratives Limited Time Online Premiere

I am really pleased to introduce and announce the new Docu-Theatre called Blasian Narratives.

If you live in the United States, and even to a certain extent the rest of the world, when we refer to being Biracial, more often than not we tend to think of a mixture of Black and White: of African or Caribbean descent (ultimately African) and of European extraction. While this is commonly the first racial mix that comes to mind, of course there are many other mixtures.

One of them is Black and Asian and this in particular is one that is close to my heart. My mother was half Black and half Japanese. Her father was born and raised in Japan and on her mother’s side we came from mostly West Africa, like many who are descendants of slaves.

When my mother was growing up in the 1930s and 1940s, outside of people’s homes, there was no celebrating being Black or being Japanese. The United States saw Japan as “our enemy” and the U.S. government had started interning the Japanese during World War II.

And of course being Black was no picnic either. I could easily argue the U.S. government was (and to a degree still is) at war with African Americans.

In my home we didn’t celebrate our Blasian heritage. In fact we didn’t call it Blasian. We called it being Black and Japanese. It’s thrilling to see that just a generation later, the narrative has changed. Hafu, Hapa and Blasian are not just words, they describe a beautiful blend of two races and when digging deeper, different cultures and customs.

Blasian Narratives Celebrates and Honors a Colorful Society

I am very pleased to share with you a Docu-Theatre on mixed race identities {Black & Asian} that celebrates and honors a colorful society, called Blasian Narratives. This is their Official Release!

This is available for free and for a limited time to our social media family and communities before we take it on the road to film festivals and college campuses. 🙂

If this project resonates with you in any way, we hope you will share it. In the age of social media marketing, likes, shares and comments really help us amplify our voices—especially with an independent and grassroots project like ours. Also, if you like what you see, please leave us a review on our FB page. We greatly appreciate it!

We hope you see the value in our mission and voices.

On behalf of Blasian Narratives, I thank you!

Connect with Blasian Narratives: Blasian Narratives Facebook and Blasian Narratives Twitter.

And now without further ado, I present Blasian Narratives.

Blasian Narratives: The Docu-Theatre Premiere

We are excited to announce that Blasian Narratives will be officially premiering @ CAAMFEST on 3/17. In honor of this special occasion and Black History Month, we will also extend our limited release until the end of February. Tell/Tag your friends, to make sure they get to peep it before it's gone! Otherwise, catch us live in person at selected film festivals or invite us out to your school to perform, for Q&A, or for a workshop! Inquire within! http://www.blasianproject.org/schedule/http://caamfest.com/2017/films/blasian-narratives/<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>Blasian Narratives is a Docu-Theatre on mixed race identities {Black & Asian} that complicates and honors a colorful society. NOW AVAILABLE WITH CLOSED CAPTIONS!<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>In honor and celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we present to you: Our Official Release! We wanted to offer this for free and for a limited time to our social media family and communities before we take it on the road to film festivals and college campuses. :)If this project resonates with you in anyways, we hope you can share it. In the age of social media marketing, likes, shares, comments and such really helps us amplify our voices—especially with an independent and grassroots project like ours. Also, if you like what you see, please leave us a review on our FB page. We greatly appreciate it! We hope you see the value in our mission and voices.Thank you!-Blasian Narratives

Posted by Blasian Narratives on Monday, January 16, 2017

My name is Sarah and I am one of the founders of Multiracial Media. Not only am I multiracial (Black, Asian and White), but I’ve also lived in or spent long periods of time in several countries, throughout the United States and now my husband and I live on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. I see myself both in terms of my racial and ethnic identity as well as someone who appreciates the food, culture and customs of all nations—like a citizen of the world. Sarah’s World Beat column reflects this.

If you would like me to write about your culture or country, please drop me a line and suggest a topic.

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