The Art of Interracial Marriage

MEET THE KANAGAWA’S…NO SHE’S NOT ADOPTED!

  GUEST POST BY BETSY KANAGAWA   MEET THE KANAGAWA’S… NO SHE’S NOT ADOPTED! I met my husband, Niko, in September of 2009. We met on a free dating website. His pictures on the site were decent. I remember when I met him for the first time in person thinking “He’s better looking than in …

Interracial Dating

Finding Love Caused Us To Test And Cross All Cultural Boundaries

Finding Love Caused Us To Test And Cross All Cultural Boundaries Letting Go Of Fear “Fear made me say no, but friendship and curiosity caused me to say yes.” As, an African-American woman I had never thought about the prospect of marrying an Indian man.  Sure, I had crushes on numerous guys of other ethnicities, but it …

The Art of Interracial Marriage

7 UNSPOKEN TRUTHS WE ENCOUNTERED WHEN MOVING TO TEXAS WITH ETHNIC NAMES

I am going to preface this post by saying that we enjoyed Texas. Half my family on my mom’s side of the family resides in Texas and they have done so for over a decade.  Nonetheless during our time in the state we discovered some “unspoken truths” that really open your eyes to how cultural differences are not only …

The Art of Interracial Marriage

INTERCULTURAL FAMILY TRAVEL: A GUIDEBOOK TO INDIA

BLACK IN INDIA November 2015 was my first visit to India.  After 7 years of marriage, my 2 year old daughter and I were finally going to be meeting our extended family. We had ventured on this initial trip with my husband’s parents as our security detail, entourage, and everything in between. We are looking forward …

The Art of Interracial Marriage

THE ART OF INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE

THE ART OF INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE THOUGHTS PRIOR TO MARRIAGE In my early 20s, I would not have prescribed to marriage as being an art. Perhaps just two people being hopelessly in love and wanting to devote the rest of their lives to each other. Understanding that the beauty of true friendship will outweigh the frills that …

Interracial Dating

INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING LESSONS LEARNED…HER TAKE

INTERRACIAL/INTERCULTURAL DATING LESSONS LEARNED… HER TAKE My husband is my BFF, other whole, and King, etc.  However dating and being married to him has presented a myriad of “interesting” familial experiences.    These are familial experiences that are rarely if ever seen on US sitcoms that love to bring humor to family situations.  Nonetheless these are realities that many of …

Interracial Dating

OVERCOMING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

OVERCOMING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES Dating and being married to a woman of another culture of course presented interesting familial experiences.  These are familial experiences that many Indian men that are married to Indian women don’t get to experience.  They have provided a richness to my life that I didn’t even consider when entering into a relationship with a woman of a …