I Love Being Black And Indian But Sometimes I Feel Imposter Syndrome Being Only “Half”

I Love Being Black And Indian But Sometimes I Feel Imposter Syndrome Being Only “Half” About Vina Smith-Ramakrishnan is African American and Indian. Her dad is African American, and he was born and raised in the United States. Her mom is Indian, and she’s from Tamil Nadu, India. Vina grew up in upstate New York, …

Discovering I’m Biracial

  Discovering I’m Biracial My Persian Father’s Family Disapproved Of His Marriage To My South Asian Mother About Madalena, aka Madhu, is 18 years old, and she is Indian/South Asian and Persian. Her mother’s family is Rajasthani and Goan, and her father’s family is Persian. She was born and raised in Portugal, most specifically in …

No One Believed That I Am South Asian Too

No One Believed That I Am South Asian Too About Kanayo Aikpaojie, is 21 years old. She currently attends CBU as a graduate student studying Forensic Psychology. Kanayo is South Asian/Indian and Nigerian. More specifically, her mother is from Rajasthan, India.  While her father is Ishan, and his family is from the town of Ohordua, …

Identity Crisis-Learning To Embrace Being Mixed

Identity Crisis Learning To Embrace Being Mixed About Meet Bree. She is an MPH student in New York. Her ethnic background is African American and Indian (Hyderabadi). Realizing She Is Biracial Bree realized she was biracial in the 5th grade. That may sound pretty late for someone to learn. However, she recalls going to school …

THE REALITY OF BEING BIRACIAL: BLACK AND SOUTH ASIAN/BLINDIAN

THE REALITY OF BEING BIRACIAL:  BLACK AND SOUTH ASIAN/BLINDIAN An Interview with Sitara Abbas “One’s eyes serve as the windows to the world and one’s mind serves as the curtains to the windows. To be able to abdicate one’s biases and prejudices, emerging and embracing the beauty of what may not be akin, is to …

BIRACIAL PARENTING-WHERE ARE THE KIDS THAT LOOK LIKE ME?

BIRACIAL PARENTING-WHERE ARE THE KIDS THAT LOOK LIKE ME? “I want to go play with my sister!” I looked at my biracial daughter with confusion because she does not have a sister.  She pointed at a little Caucasian girl she had began to play with, in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) waiting area, that had a fondness for my little …

3 MUST-KNOW TIPS FOR RAISING A MULTI-RACIAL/MULTI-CULTURAL CHILD

PART II OF LATHA AND ADRIAN’S STORY-PARENTING This is part two of Latha and Adrian’s story.  Missed part 1–their incredible love story? Check it out here! LATHA AND ADRIAN’S TAKE ON MULTI-RACIAL/MULTI-CULTURAL PARENTING Latha is Indian and Adrian is African-American and Jewish.  They have been married for over 20 years and have 1 daughter Nicolette.  …

Positively Reinforcing Multiracial Identity in Kids: Comments and Affirmations from around the web

Positively Reinforcing Multiracial Identity in Kids:  Comments and Affirmations from around the web “Multiracial kids/people are disruptive to stereotyping just by existing.”—unknown RAISING A BIRACIAL CHILD As parents we want to be prudent in nurturing and fostering our biracial daughter’s understanding of who she is.  Neither my husband nor I intimately understand what it is …