Some See My Son as Black, Even Though He Is Mixed-Race

I confess to feeling safe because my kids’ biracial genes have given them lighter skin, but my family cannot run away from racism....more
Parthenia Queen I had no idea! That's something I'd like to learn more about. more

Some See My Son as Black, Even Though He Is Mixed-Race

I confess to feeling safe because my kids’ biracial genes have given them lighter skin, but my family cannot run away from racism....more
natalied6579 Natalie, thank you for sharing your experience. One of the reasons we do live in ... more

Some See My Son as Black, Even Though He Is Mixed-Race

I confess to feeling safe because my kids’ biracial genes have given them lighter skin, but my family cannot run away from racism....more
Parthenia Queen 200 years ago I would have never been able to marry a black man. But yes, I grew ... more

Why Adults Need Diverse Books Too

Why aren’t we reading more adult fiction by writers of color or about the non-white experiences? As much as the news outlets like to tout it, reading isn’t dead. At least once a week, a Facebook friend will ask for book recommendations. Social media has made reading more social. We share status updates about our current reads, rave about books we love, and even track our reading progress all through social media. ...more
calmabrave What a great list! I also loved The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. If you like ... more

Why Adults Need Diverse Books Too

Why aren’t we reading more adult fiction by writers of color or about the non-white experiences? As much as the news outlets like to tout it, reading isn’t dead. At least once a week, a Facebook friend will ask for book recommendations. Social media has made reading more social. We share status updates about our current reads, rave about books we love, and even track our reading progress all through social media. ...more
Grace Hwang Lynch Did you see Amy Tan's post on Facebook today? We've come a long way, but we ... more

Must-Follow Monday: Asian-Pacific American Blogs

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. In honor of the occasion, we're sharing some blogs written by Asian American and Pacific Islander women who are influencing social media and leading discussions. Please check out our list—and add some of your favorites in the comments! ...more
Thanks so much for adding me on this list Grace! Honored to be among some great bloggers! more

6 Lessons I Learned by Dating Outside of My Race

My husband and I have been married for what seems like forever (almost 12 years). Every time we reminisce about our dating years, I can't help but think the challenges of dating outside my race. During my high school years I learned never to bring a black boy home after my mom flipped out when a platonic friend stopped by our home to chat with me. I'm lucky my husband and I eventually had a happy ending, but we had some rough times....more
Laurend1985  I used to joke with my mom about marrying a Chinese guy (we're Vietnamese) and she ... more

6 Lessons I Learned by Dating Outside of My Race

My husband and I have been married for what seems like forever (almost 12 years). Every time we reminisce about our dating years, I can't help but think the challenges of dating outside my race. During my high school years I learned never to bring a black boy home after my mom flipped out when a platonic friend stopped by our home to chat with me. I'm lucky my husband and I eventually had a happy ending, but we had some rough times....more
Houseful Of Nicholes  HA! I think my parents would hope that I'd magically meet a Vietnamese guy ... more

6 Lessons I Learned by Dating Outside of My Race

My husband and I have been married for what seems like forever (almost 12 years). Every time we reminisce about our dating years, I can't help but think the challenges of dating outside my race. During my high school years I learned never to bring a black boy home after my mom flipped out when a platonic friend stopped by our home to chat with me. I'm lucky my husband and I eventually had a happy ending, but we had some rough times....more
whitelily.roxy  Thanks for reminding us that racism comes from everyone. I'm lucky that my MIL ... more

X Marked the Lump on My Breast

WHAT IS THIS? My fingers felt a grape size lump under my right breast. Is this a lump on my breast? My heart skipped a beat. What does it look like? I asked Daniel, my future husband, to describe it to me. "It looks like a pimple. Maybe." Okay. So maybe it is a pimple and my skin is reacting to it. To be on the safe side I'll make an appointment on Monday. The "what if it's not" kept my mind racing for hours. It took all of my willpower to not get into bed and cry. It took all of strength to not freak out. If I did freak out then this finding was real. ...more
Your wake up call should be a wake up call for all of us! I know I've put off going to the ... more