Becky White was born in Omaha, Nebraska to a South Korean mother and an American father. Her parents met in South Korea when her father was there on military business and eventually moved to the U.S. after getting married. Growing up, Ms. White and her younger sisters were often caught in the middle of the conflict between their parents’ two different worldviews and mindsets; while her father was cerebral and academic, her mother was scrappy and had a lot of street smarts. Eventually, Ms. White travelled to Korea to learn more about her mother and herself but experienced being taken advantage of in her workplace for her biracial appearance and her language skill set.
Her experiences with the internal struggle and trauma that mixed individuals face led her to establish The Halfie Project, a YouTube channel and podcast that discusses discovering identity and the questions around mixed-race, specifically mixed-Korean, identity. Ms. White’s journey of overcoming her own internal struggles has helped her recognize how generations of history and culture have shaped her as an individual today.