Kat McDowell | カット•マック•ダウエル

“What aspect of being hāfu are you most grateful for in life?”


Please share your answer to Kat’s question in the comment area below.

About Kat:

FatherNew Zealand
Born inJapan
Lived inJapan - New Zealand - USA
Speaks Japanese⚫⚫⚫⚫⚪
Reading and Writing⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪
SpeaksEnglish - Japanese

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  • Atsushi says:

    Japanese half…one thing that springs to mind is the food! Struck lucky there.

    There are deeper responses circling around a kind of richness I think, not just cultural, but some kind of obligatory open-mindedness to difference perhaps, which has served me very well around the world. Also phenotypically, I am a bit ambiguous in most places, that seems to facilitate acceptance of sorts. Will have to think more about this one…

  • iyasu nagata says:

    Having more than one perspective. Being free of negativity toward any particular group of humans based on genetics. Everyday I feel lucky that I grew up in Japan in the 80s, when so much joyful and true art and entertainment was produced.

  • The cultural exposure and feeling connected to something bigger. I also like feeling and looking unique as a result of being hafu. As a kid, we grew up celebrating every single Japanese, German, and Scottish holiday. I learned to cook foods from all of my ethnicites. I was just exposed to more languages and taught to be more culturally tolerant – this heloed shape the person I am today.

  • Emma says:

    Scrolling through the portraits I thought “This lady reminds me of my baby!” (Sorry if that sounds very weird…)
    I was amused to see you are Kiwi Japanese like my baby ❤️
    Looking forward to reading the answers to your question!

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