|Dimensions||23.6 × 15.8 × 3 cm|
In Georgina Lawton’s childhood home, her blackness was never acknowledged; the obvious fact of her brown skin, ignored by her white parents. Over time, secrets and a complex family story became accepted as truth and Georgina found herself complicit in the erasure of her racial identity. It was only when her beloved father died that the truth began to emerge. Fleeing the shattered pieces of her family life and the comfortable, suburban home she grew up in, at age 22 Georgina went in search of answers – embarking on a journey that took her around the world, to the DNA testing industry, and to countless others, whose identities have been questioned, denied or erased. ‘Raceless’ is a personal account of a young woman seeking her own story amid devastating family secrets, and an examination of modern racial identity.