The nationality dashboard project was borne out of the frustration of constantly battling the question “but where are you really from?”. It’s a question that many people, particularly BAME people know too well. And underneath it is the sinister implication that you are not really part of “us”.
I decide to limit myself to times when people have fought me on my national identity; responding to my answer with an insistence that actually I have to be from X country instead. I thought setting up a visual dashboard using Google Data Studio would be a good way of expressing to others in my life the types of microaggressions that are normal for me and people like myself to experience on a day-to-day basis.
This is a living document, updated as need be, and can be found here.