Shapeshifting: Writing the Mixed-Race Experience for Teens

As multiracial people, it can feel hard to know where we belong. In conversations around race our perspectives are often overlooked and/or we may feel pressure to simplify our experiences. Even in our own families, we often experience race differently than our siblings or parents. This workshop will hold space for mixed-race teens to unpack their evolving, multi-layered identities. We will read short writing excerpts that explore race/identity, and free-write from prompts that explore our families, messages we’ve learned about race, non-binary thinking, and feelings of belonging/not belonging across multiple communities. Students will be invited but not required to share from their writing in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

This workshop will take place online using Zoom. A Zoom link for this workshop will be sent the week before it starts.

Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email

*Note – all Hugo House workshops are in Pacific Standard Time