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 (mono)racialized society as a multiethnic/ multiracial individual, such as negotiating differing cultural contexts, discovering a sense of belonging, and coping with the pain or othering.
About the creator:
The l AM ME page was founded by Jian Joyner, after feeling uncertain about her place in the discourse following George Floyd's murder and the protests that ensued, as well as with the rise in hate crimes against Asian communities in the wake of COVID-19.
Jian was born and raised on the Pacific island of Saipan and is of mixed Japanese and African American ancestry. She currently resides in Puerto Rico, where she is pursuing a master's degree in social work.