Sarah Moran

Sarah Moran

Sarah Moran is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong covering social issues, culture, and lifestyle topics for various media outlets. Her work has previously appeared in Time Out Hong Kong, Locali

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‘Just say you’re British’: Hong Kong’s dirty little secret
Twenty-six years ago, my Filipino mother left behind everything familiar to work abroad as a domestic helper. Around the same time, my British father also left his home country in search of better opportunities. Then in 1995, I won the lottery of birth by being born in Hong Kong to a British father and a Filipino mom. That day, I gained a British passport, white skin, and a lifetime of privilege. Hong Kong has a convoluted history and relationship with racism that people don't often like to talk about. It’s like our city’s unspoken dirty little secret. Perhaps it’s partly because they have lived with it for so long. A Chinese majority society, Hong Kong as everyone knows it today is largely