I feel many moments of clarity when I see beautiful photographs of biracial women. I had never really seen any in magazines or films until I saw Shannyn Sossamon in Rules of Attraction, and I liked that movie, but mostly I liked looking at her and imagining her as a different version of myself. Every time I find a model or a singer or some other kind of artist who is an in between person like me, I feel something.
It’s like my own face reflected back to me. I get this weird feeling like, I am not the only person who looks like me, I like that haircut how would it look on me, I like that color palette or that eyeshadow or that silhouette and it would fit on my face and my body too. And I wonder- do other people get to feel this way all the time?