This Is What It’s Like to Be a White-Passing Black Woman

Life has been interesting, to say the very least.

Photo of the Author by the Author — Shannon Hilson (2020)

“Wait… you’re black?” I never get that reaction from other black people if the subject of my racial background ever comes up, because they easily recognize themselves in my features. But it’s something I’ve become very used to hearing from non-black folks over the years.

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