Georgina Lawton - Raceless
Family dynamics can be precarious at the best of times. For Georgina Lawton, the trials of growing up as a teen in suburban Surrey were compounded by a question that refused to leave her alone: why was her skin brown, when the skin of her parents and brother was white? And why did her Anglo-Irish family refuse to engage in discussions about race?
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Georgina Lawton is a journalist and speaker in her twenties. A former Guardian Weekend columnist, she also writes for a number of other publications such as: The Independent, Stylist, gal-dem, Travel + Leisure, VICE, Time Out London and more. She is also a broadcaster and host of the Audible podcast The Secrets In Us, which was released in late 2020. Her first book, Raceless, a family memoir exploring race, identity, and long-held secrets, will be out in the UK and the US by the time this podcast is aired, and, in this country, it’s her publisher Sphere’s non-fiction title for spring 2021.
Link to transcript of this episode here (Google doc)
Works and Resources Mentioned
'Raceless', Georgina Lawton
The Secrets in Us Podcast, hosted by Georgina Lawton
'Diary of an MP's Wife: Inside and Outside Power', Sasha Swire
'Love Letters of Kings & Queens', Dan Smith
DNA NPE Friends, Facebook support group
DNA Surprises, Facebook support group
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