Emmy The Great Embraces Biracial Heritage Through Music and Motherhood

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Emmy the Great talks about splitting her childhood between China and the UK and how she felt conflicted with her biracial identity.

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Emmy the Great talks about splitting her childhood between China and the UK and how she felt conflicted with her biracial identity. She was seen as white when living in China and "threw away" her Cantonese language when she was living in England.  

“I just sort of grew up code switching, as a natural way of being,” She says. “And as I get older I don’t want to always compartmentalize everything.” 

Celine Teo-Blockey reports on how music and motherhood is helping Emmy The Great embrace both sides of her heritage.

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