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 …

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INTERRACIAL DATING SECRETS REVEALED!

FINDING HUMOR IN CALAMITY… Interracial Dating Secrets Revealed! Some relationships can take a rather tumultuous ride. You have to look left and then right and then left again constantly. Here are our top 5 dating secrets revealed. 1.) Enjoy the task of grocery shopping together late at night so that you don’t run into your family …

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WORTH IT? PIMSLEUR OR ROSETTA STONE OR?

A CRASH COURSE IN HINDI After about a year of dating/being courted by my husband he asked me to learn Hindi. He stated that he wanted me to be able to speak the language. It was important to him because although, his parents spoke English their native tongue was Hindi. He further expressed that it would be a great …

Interracial Dating

A Non-Indian Woman’s Guide to Indian Clothing

A Non-Indian Woman’s Guide to Indian Clothing Terror crept upon me as my boyfriend (now husband ) echoed, “I’m going to introduce you to my parents in two weeks.” I swiftly blurted out what in the world am I going to wear? He gestured “we’ll have to get you some Indian Clothing to wear.” I thought to myself, …

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The Ultimate Guide To Meeting Your Significant Other’s Parents

The Ultimate Guide To Meeting Your Significant Other’s Parents A Cheat Sheet As many of you are aware of an Indian man marrying an African-American woman is not an ideal marriage in Indian culture, see dating secrets revealed.  Quite frankly it is a taboo.  So how did we/do you overcome it? Our tips/cliff notes: 1.    Patience. Be patience …

Parenting The Art of Interracial Marriage

I MARRIED INDIAN. NOW, WHAT? #IFEELEFTOUT

Glancing, from the living room into the kitchen we watched my mother-in-law quickly reprimand Amaya for taking the crayon out of her right-hand and placing it into her left.  Amaya firmly belted out, “No, Amma (meaning paternal grandmother in Hindi), no, it’s my crayon!”  My mother-in-law firmly asserted back, “No Amaya that is not Right!  …