Liminal explores the way in which mixed race individuals challenge society’s notion of race as they cannot be easily placed into any pre-existing racial categories. As a result, these individuals face many unique challenges while navigating their social worlds.
A legacy of Apartheid is the racial classifications, including ‘coloured’ for those of mixed race heritage. Towards the end of the apartheid era, a new generation of mixed race children emerged, an opportune representation of South Africa’s rainbow nation.
However, post-racial children have instead exposed the gap within conversations about race in South Africa where most mixed race individuals struggle to comprehend their mixed identities and intersections within a hyper-racialized country.
Liminal aims to generate a conversation between mixed race individuals and allow them to explore their narratives and their identity.