I’M IN AN INTERCULTURAL RELATIONSHIP: HOW TO NOT FEEL LIKE AN OUTSIDER

I’M IN AN INTERCULTURAL RELATIONSHIP: HOW TO NOT FEEL LIKE AN OUTSIDER I’LL NEVER FIT IN… Have you thought or murmured this before? Or felt this way while being in an intercultural relationship?  I know, I have!  Early on and even after getting married, I’ve often felt like an outsider in the midst of my husband’s …

The 23 And Me Results That Stunned My Indian Family!

The 23 And Me Results That Stunned My Indian Family   We Are All Africans From Africa My jaw dropped and my husband blurted out with confusion covering his face, “What was that Dad?”  My father-in-law had just stated that he believed that “we are all from Africa and that life did originate  there and …

TOP 5 BLACK AND SOUTH ASIAN CELEBRITY COUPLES

GUEST POST BY NEENA ABRAHAM TOP 5 BLACK AND SOUTH ASIAN CELEBRITY COUPLES When two people join as a multicultural couple, a natural tendency is to research other multicultural celebrity couples. Seeing media representations gives such couples a sense of inclusiveness, guidance, and validation. Unlike researching White & Asian couples or Black & White couples, …

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD USE PINTEREST

PINTEREST WHO NEEDS MARTHA STEWART LIVING WHEN THERE IS PINTERST? My Big Fat Indian Family, African-American Family, and numerous friends have already come for visits or are planning to visit us in Charlotte, NC this summer.  Upon confirmation of an upcoming visit I am swiftly prompted to go to Pinterest to start planning.  Pinterest has overtaken my past …

5 Reasons Why I Didn’t Change My Last Name After We Got Married

5 Reasons Why I Didn’t Change My Last Name After We Got Married…I Actually Waited 3 Years To Do It. It’s not that I didn’t want to change my last name after getting married. Or that I didn’t want to have to go through the arduous process of sending in forms and standing in lines …

WHAT’S FOR DINNER? HEALTHY INDIAN MEAL IDEA

WHAT’S FOR DINNER? PIPING HOT VEGETABLE BIRYANI & GRILLED INDIAN CHICKEN KEBABS At the onset of summer we love to fire up our grill for weekend dinners.  This post is one of many involving some of the most amazing meals and recipe ideas my husband and I tweaked and made our own throughout the course …

15 REMARKS INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL COUPLES HATE TO HEAR (UNFILTERED)

15 REMARKS INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL COUPLES HATE TO HEAR Being in an interracial/intercultural relationship often is presented with double and triple takes, raised eyebrows, frowns, uncanny, funny, and sarcastic comments.  Throughout the course of our 12 year relationship and 8 year’s of marriage my Indian husband and I (an African-American woman) have been confronted with some of the most random …