This photo project was inspired by my thesis research on racial identity formation for white-Asian women. I’m completing my Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Social Justice and Human Rights at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. I plan to complete my degree in May 2019.

I think often, biracial women are asked the question “What are you?” in attempts to label and classify them into a racial category. Instead, I wanted the women to be able to answer “Who are you?”

These photos will supplement the research I present in my thesis.

All participants gave written consent for their image and response to be used.