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 …

Teaching A Biracial Child To Love Their Skin

  Teaching A Biracial Child To Love Their Skin “Barbie, Elsa, And Shimmer & Shine Are All The Same !” I want to look like Elsa, Mommy she is prettier than me!”  My heart sank as a parent to a biracial, 3-year-old, child upon hearing her utter these words.  Like many toddlers, she loves Frozen, …

BIRACIAL PARENTING: I WAS GLAD OUR DAUGHTER LOOKED INDIAN AND NOT…

BIRACIAL PARENTING- I WAS GLAD OUR DAUGHTER LOOKED INDIAN AND  NOT… Let me preface this by saying, this post was not written to incite or advocate colorism.  And my Black is beautiful for all those thinking or waiting to  decree that I am self-loathing.  I love being an African-American woman with a  phenomenal culture and history.  My African-American …