My name is Sheinina Lolita Raj, a person who was born from distinctively diverse ancestors, culturally, religiously, linguistically and physically. Racially speaking I am half Indian and half English. I do however consider myself North American. My family immigrated from the UK to Vancouver, Canada when I was 5 years old, hopeful I would live a life free of racial prejudices. Although the truth is you cannot run from racism. While I have grown to appreciate the tonality of my skin in this era of cultural assimilation my identity continues to be misunderstood.