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 …

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 …

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, …

Interracial Dating Multicultural Resources

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 …