Me Too, Now What? – What Our Children Need to Learn today

These past few weeks, I read story after story, bravely posted both by close friends and people I don’t know, sharing experiences with sexual harassment and assault. I thought about the incidents in my own life that left me feeling physically or emotionally violated. I wanted to be brave and share my stories too. I…

#MeToo. Now What?

To read Part I, click here.  Problematic Message 2: When communicating your discomfort, fear, or pain, the people who love you most will aim to silence you as quickly as possible. Our society is not fond of the sound of a crying baby. I observed this in the eye rolls upon boarding a plane back…

Why is it different for the boys?

I’m pretty sure every powerful man in showbiz, politics or sports that has ever done anything shady in his sexual life is waiting, with his balls in a twist, for his turn.

Podcasts and Books to Further Multiracial Education

Part of my teaching background is working for an International Baccalaureate program. I loved how the IB educational perspective connected children from all over the world. When you talk about the leading philosophies of multicultural and multiracial education, the IB program is near the top of the list.  In the IB PYP program, we broke down…

Are You A Fruit Salad Or Juice?

Are you a fruit salad or juice? Do you compartmentalize or hybridize multiple cultures within yourself? What is your multicultural personality?

My Messy Journey Toward Woke

I’m so grateful that the people in my life responded to my ignorant comments with curiosity and a desire to help me understand. Read about the author’s journey toward racial and social justice awareness.

Race Relations in Hollywood: Is Biracial the New Normal?

Hollywood is considered by some to be forward thinking when it comes to sexuality, race, and gender. The media centric city often normalizes interracial relationships and while our world is becoming more racially diverse and mixed race children are increasing in number every year, as demonstrated in Charlottesville, Virginia (situated approximately 2,226 miles from Hollywood),…

What Does the Titanic Have in Common with Culture?

Culture is shared, adaptive, and learned but what could it possibly have in common with the Titanic? In my previous article, I introduced the idea of multicultural individuals as people who have more than one culture. But to grasp the concept of what it means to have more than one culture, we first need to…