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Yolanda Prinsloo

This panel depicts the 18 year old version of myself.

 

Young, naïve, enthusiastic for what life would bring.

 

I grew up in South Africa.

 

I was exposed to racial discrimination as a political philosophy (Apartheid) and way of life.

 

I was taught by my society that I was not fully acceptable; my mixed heritage was a shame for which I would suffer certain disadvantages.

 

Apartheid has since been replaced by Democracy in South Africa.

 

I have since come to celebrate who I am.

 

Had migration never occurred, our world would be a different place.

 

We would be trapped in xenophobia; lacked the sharing of ideas and resulting innovations; suffered in our isolation....

 

I thank my ancestors for their migration from different parts of West, East and South Africa, Britain, The Netherlands and Ashkenazim for my genetic make up.

 

Without them, I could not exist.

One House Project Blackrock Audio Tour
  1. Kajal Dhabalia
  2. Kellyn Moran
  3. Craig Cahoon
  4. Rosa Leff
  5. Shanthi Chandrasekar
  6. Cynthia Farrell Johnson
  7. Jen Sterling
  8. Rita Elsner
  9. Jacqueline Grace
  10. Leslie Nolan
  11. Sandra Davis
  12. Cheryl Mendenhall
  13. Sara Prigan
  14. Anne Cherubin
  15. Dominie Nash
  16. Seemeen Hashem
  17. Lourdes Bernard
  18. Cheryl Edwards
  19. Barbara Frank
  20. Ric Garcia
  21. Warren Alan Jackson
  22. Sally Kauffman
  23. Kyujin Lee
  24. Michael Lang
  25. E. Tina Martin Wyatt
  26. Yolanda Prinsloo
  27. Jane Pettit
  28. Akemi Maegawa
  29. Kate McConnell
  30. Gabrielle Tillenburg