A Rant by David Heasman
But David Heasman hopes that it will enlighten you to further, as to who I actually am.
David has always identified himself as mixed race. Even in a world where race is fastly becoming a none issue, it still is of great importance to him. He was born in Nigeria, a country which still treats white people as special, to be respected, wealthy and smart. No matter how much he tried to educate his fellow Nigerians that he was half Nigerian, like them. He was half Black, like them. They kept saying he was white.
It was here David developed the identity that he was half white.
When he lived in the UK, the opposite happened. Here he was treated not as a white, but more as a black citizen. Which there is nothing wrong with in the UK. Race is only an issue to those who make it one, but still nonetheless, this caused a clash of identity in David. Was he white, or was he black?
He decided he wasn’t going to listen to whatever label anyone else put on him. He was mixed race. He would call himself half black when it was convenient to do so, and half white when it was convenient. But at his core he was something unique, something exotic. Something which is growing, but is still a rarity. He was mixed race.
Growing up, David Heasman became obsessed with Star Trek. Whether it was the fact they flew massive spaceships that fired lazor beams through space. Or whether it was the fact the ships looked swanky as fuck inside and outside…. he doesn’t know. All he knows is that at the age of 4 he forced his family to get Satellite Television so he could watch more Star Trek.
Not a lot of kids do that.
It was from Star Trek, that David started to ask in the child like manner that children do, questions regarding science, space and planets.
This curiously led him to become badass at science ever since he was a kid. Naturally logically minded (and some extensive tutoring from his mum as a kid) meant that he also became highly numerate.
From that story it’s not too much of a surprise that he studies Physics at University.
Because of science fiction, David Heasman loves digital concept art.
Becaues of his love of science, David got into Spiderman and thus comic book heroes in general.
Because of his love of science, David tried to understand people, and thus his love of reading & writing stories.
And finally because of his love of science, David is trying to understand Marketing & starting businesses in general.
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