Black History Month: Why I Identify as Black

Undercover Black Woman* is one of several potential names for my autobiography. It refers to the fact that I look white but identify as black. I say identify because race is not a fact of biology but a construct that varies across cultures, societies and nations. ...more

I love this piece! As a biracial woman who looks mostly white, I can relate to being present ... more

A Decade of Women of Color in Blogging: Who was the First WOC Online?

I hate labeling boxes when I organize my house or move. I hate filing. I hate the term "women of color blogs." The latter makes me uncomfortable because it creates a sea of women so vast it sends my writing mind into a seizure. What does that mean, "women of color bloggers"? ...more

As a biracial woman, I look more white than black. But I still identify with being a woman of ... more

Victoria Gardner: We Can Determine If We're Sexy

"Hi," she said, warmly. "I'm Alys. It's so good to meet you." As soon as she walked up to me, I caught my breath. She was short -- at 5'8", I towered over her. She was more curvy than slender, and had very short dark hair. Her eyes danced, and her smile was huge, and I'm here to tell you, this woman was straight. up. sexy....more

Wow...I really love this post! Very uplifting. more