Skin color both unites and divides us. Whether you live in India, East Africa or Japan, the color of your skin shapes your identity and opportunities. Color Complex is a narrative series that explores how people of color around the world struggle for visibility and learn to navigate the prejudices and social hierarchies associated with their skin tone.
This episode is about celebrating and embracing being part of different cultures instead of choosing one over the other.
Priscilla Yuki Wilson was born to a Japanese mother and a black father. Growing up, she was asked the same question—“What are you?”—too many times. Among other people, she found that there’s much misunderstanding of, and a disconnection from, what it means to have a multicultural background. Through her personal experiences, she is transforming the dialogue around her by challenging beauty standards. From her social and artistic experiments to her new photography project focused on empowering black women, she is working to bridge the gap to reach greater understanding.
Wilson also challenges beauty standards through a previous social experiment she did, and now she is trying to build a bridge that connects and empowers women of color. Check out the video above.