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About the page:

I am multiethnic is a space dedicated to celebrating “the mixed experience,” with the goal of reassuring those who may be struggling with identification and belonging that they are entirely whole in their own right—thus the abbreviated name, I AM ME.

Using the creator’s personal journey as its primary point of reference, the page delves into the nuance and complexities of navigating our racialized society as a multiethnic/ multiracial individual, such as negotiating differing cultural contexts, discovering a sense of belonging, and coping with the pain of othering.

About the creator:

The I AM ME page was started by Jian Joyner, after she found herself in a position of wanting to speak out but unsure of her place in the discourse following George Floyd’s murder and the protests that ensued, as well as with the hate crimes directed at the Asian community in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Jian was born and raised on Saipan and is of mixed Japanese and African American ancestry. She is the sole administrator of the page, and is presently residing in Puerto Rico while obtaining a master’s degree in social work. Her passion is supporting others in achieving a greater quality of life, and her motivation is to serve as a resource for children and youth navigating complex experiences.

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