Natasha Johnson

Natasha Johnson is the mum of two boys, raising them in Auckland. Born in India, she arrived here in 1994 with her nuclear family. She studied Health Psychology at the University of Auckland and went on to teach there for five years, before leaving to start her family. Her 22 years in New Zealand has given her an insight into the immigrant experience, including the world of parenting mixed race children. She looks forward to sharing her stories with others on a similar journey.

Parents-HRC
Oct 18, 2016

'I fear for the future of my family': A mother of mixed-raced children on why she's worried about raising them in New Zealand

What is it like to raise your children in a country where people are openly hostile to you because of your race? Natasha Johnson looks back on her own childhood experiences of racism and speaks directly to people of colour living in Aotearoa.

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