Link | ‘You work so hard to create an identity to suit other people that you start to lose your own’

  • Dipika Kohli
  • 05 Jul 2020
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From: ‘Where are you really from?’: Growing up black in Ireland by Tamilore Awonusi:

For many black people, growing up in Ireland can mean you work so hard to create an identity to suit other people that you start to lose your own…

This discrimination doesn’t end with adolescence; for many young black people in Ireland it follows them into the professional world.

Azeez Saeed, a 25-year-old event manager based in Dublin, says: “They never expect a black man to be in a position of power. You work extra hard to control your own narrative, only for others not to believe so.’ Read the full story here: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/where-are-you-really-from-growing-up-black-in-ireland-1.4286509