Natalie Morris chats to Ann O'Connor for the From the North podcast about her new book and losing her dad Tony last year.
Journalist and now author Natalie Morris has published her first book called: Mixed/Other: Explorations of Multiraciality in Modern Britain.
The book looks at what it is like to be someone of mixed heritage in Britain.
Natalie is one of the daughters of our very own Tony Morris who passed away last August from kidney cancer.
Natalie is of mixed heritage, her mum is White British while dad Tony was Black British of Caribbean decent.
Natalie uses her own stories as well as interviews from other people of a variety of mixed heritages and ages to deep dive into topics, from what it is like to not look like your parents to micro aggressions, blackfishing and the fetishisation of mixed babies.
Natalie says: "The mixed population is the fastest-growing group in the U.K. today, but the mainstream conversation around mixedness is stilted, repetitive and often problematic."
Natalie hopes to dismantle the stereotypes and amplify the voices of mixed Britons today, shining a light on the struggles and the joys that come with being mixed.
The publication of the book comes just eight months after her father passed away.
Speaking to our correspondent Ann O'Connor, Natalie spoke about the year she has had and how she has been feeling about her dad passing.
Ann's interview with Natalie, and other episodes of the From the North podcast, are available below.
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