I See You With My Heart - Camilla and Jerome
Camilla and Jerome, Johannesburg, May 2015
Jerome is from Manchester. He is the son of an Irish man and a Zimbabwean woman. Camilla is a South African born and raised in Johannesburg in a relatively privileged environment. They are married and have a son. They met in London through Jerome sister, whom Camilla used to live with a few years earlier. They never experienced prejudice towards their relationship from their friends and family. When Jerome arrived in South Africa, he felt people were looking at them because it was a bit of a novelty to see mixed race couple. Today, as there are more mixed-race couple, he says it happens less frequently. For Camilla, the big cities of South Africa are a bubble where people are tolerant towards mixed race couples but they do not reflect the reality of the situation in the whole country. Both think that their relationship is judged differently because they come from similar backgrounds and share common grounds, despite being from different races. To them, South African people are more curious and/or afraid of cultural differences.
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