I am Aïssa, a Berlin-based storyteller. “People Racializadas” is a blog relating stories of people of color and also addressing social topics. This blog aims to increase awareness of diverse identities and experiences as people of color are mostly confined by stereotypes. Media often accentuate stereotypes which may have consequences in daily life. The most striking experience was in Naples, a southern italian city. Men depicted me as a sexual object, I would be approach as a prostitute.
I tell myself that if a project like mine had been known in Italy, maybe I would have a different experience. The diversity in naratives is very important and we must all work on it.