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Candid Conversations: Mixed Race Relationships

I can’t believe I’m even talking about this. Never once did I think this would ever be a cause to point out or make a big deal about it… 4,286 more words

My Ethnicity

Yeah, like my profile states, I’m black as far as I know. However, my biological father once introduced me to what he called my “grandmother”. An old woman with gray/silvery hair who I assumed was a very light-skinned black woman. 45 more words


Sorry Grandpa

Born out of love

Fostered in confusion

Came to stumble on pride and inner strength

Found power within myself


I never knew what I was but I knew what I was not… 132 more words


Melanin Confession: The White Latinx Experience

“Okay, so I—I don’t know where I fit into all of this because I’m half white, half Latino. I’m ethnically-ambiguous, but I think people just assume that I’m white… so I kind of, like, fly under the radar in that sense… It’s really strange because identifying as Latino but coming off as white puts me in a weird position. 643 more words


Aged 24, I Flew to Sacramento to Care for My Dying Alcoholic Father. This Is What I Learned.

My latest article, published on The Influence, April 19,2016

When I was a little girl, I looked up to my dad the way most little girls look up to their fathers. 99 more words

Mule Flower

Forgive me, valued reader(s), as this is my first post in a long, long time. To be honest, I lost myself (again!) and for much longer than I would have liked. 333 more words

Labels and Identity: who decides when we're [identity] enough

Oh, labels. Oh, identity. So complicated. So controversial. Just talking about identity makes me uncomfortable now, because sometimes it seems like I can’t win. Depending the audience, I’m either not focused enough on identity, or I’m too focused on identity. 1,058 more words