The Mixed Remixed Festival is the nation’s premiere cultural arts festival celebrating stories of the Mixed experience, multiracial and multicultural families and individuals through films, books and performance.

Sure, I always looked different and kids would ask questions like, “Why is Esther so dirty?” And later, during puberty, all the boys liked blonde girls or the blonde Beyonce, but not curly-haired Esther. That obviously frustrates you as a young person with raging hormones. Besides, I had never been to Ghana, don’t speak Twi and never had any real connection to Africa. I suffered a lot during this time and definitely embraced the “victim” role. But that’s thankfully behind me, and today I feel extremely comfortable in my skin.

Read the whole interview with Esther Donkor in English AND German here and keep it kraus: