Love Across Borders: Celebrating Multiracial Families

By Kristina Khoo-Rhodes

January 2024 U-40
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“FOR SO MANY YEARS, I just wanted to fit in. At one point, I wanted to have blue eyes and blonde hair, and wished my hair wasn’t so thick, dark and curly. My feeling out of place was compounded by the fact that I wasn’t fully Malaysian Chinese, nor was I necessarily accepted as part of my father’s Jewish community, especially because Judaism is matrilineal. As a child, I longed to belong wholly to just one community, but instead, I...

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Kristina Khoo-Rhodes

is a former journalist with an interest in new media and social justice. A university lecturer by profession, she is happily married to her English husband, and is always planning for their next spine-chilling adventure. She does not take life too seriously, and occasionally daydreams about living the van life.