As the Australasian ambassador for South African tourism, Urzila Carlson has noticed some interesting details in how Kiwis perceive her identity. After spending time in her homeland producing a series of social media videos of her travels, Carlson returned home to New Zealand and had a telling interaction with a good friend.
"She said to me, 'I didn't realise you identify as African'," says Carlson. "And I went, 'I don't identify as African - I am African'.
"She goes, 'No you're not'. I go, 'Yeah I am'. And she goes, 'No, you're ...' and I go, 'What, too white?' And