‘See me as I am’: Kids tell us what it’s like to be multiracial in Seattle

Sisters Laila, 14, and Mia Pickett, 12, goof off while being photographed at Seattle Girls’ School. Though they have the same parents, they have different skin tones, and they say it makes kids curious. (Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times)
Sisters Laila, 14, and Mia Pickett, 12, goof off while being photographed at Seattle Girls' School. Though they have the same parents, they have different skin tones, and they say it makes kids curious. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

The conversations aren’t always easy, but some find support, acceptance and reasons for optimism.