Growing Up Black When You're White

Mishna Wolff’s I'm Down  is a provocative and humorous memoir about Wolff's childhood growing up in an all-black Seattle neighborhood with a white father who wanted to be black. Wolff never quite fit in with the neighborhood kids, despite her father's urgings that she make friends with the sisters on the block. Her father was raised in a similar neighborhood and—after a brief stint as a hippie in Vermont—returned to Seattle and settled into life as a self-proclaimed black man. Wolff joined us to talk about what life was like for herself and her younger sister Anora.


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