Read the inspiring story of a man who speaks English, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, as well as five other languages and considers it his personal mission to change our unilingual frame of mind forever!
How could a little joke, meant to “congratulate” France for its inclusivity, turn into such a bitter debate about identity?
Midsommer is a chance to come together, renew ties and friendships, dance around the maypole and eat Midsommar Torta.
Although Ramadan is a great month, I definitely enjoyed it more back in my hometown. I live in Canada but I’m originally from Palestine.
Although we have largely been accepted by our neighbours, I would love to feel less uncomfortably conspicuous as an outsider (one neighbour even confusingly mistook my Irish husband and I for siblings – a gaffe made more embarrassing by the fact that I was pregnant). Read more from guest author Emma O’Dwyer.
Italian sea bass Extra virgin olive oil Fresh, organic egg Breadcrumbs Parsley Sea salt These are the six ingredients in the fish meatballs served in my daughters’ public school lunch program in Rome, Italy. My taste buds were delighted by the rich, home-cooked flavor of a colorful vegetable minestrone, chunks of tender lamb simmered in…
I am an African-American monolingual English speaker. My first husband, who is Japanese American, knew only a little Japanese. I was determined to make sure my biracial son was bilingual. As a mother, with little understanding of the Japanese language or culture, there were a few things I needed to consider.
I hope my experience of growing up somewhere else, having to start a new life in Dutchieland and being gay will turn her into a teenager and grownup with an open mind. Read more about how an Island girl raising her daughter in the Netherlands reflects on her experiences contrasted with those of her daughter’s.
Read about how one European multicultural and multilingual family simultaneously celebrates their many favorite Christmas traditions. Wish you all a besinnliche Weihnachtszeit, un buon Natale, un joyeux Noël, en gueti Wienachtsziit, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Boas Festas and een vrolijk Kerstfeest!
Read more about an Indian man’s experience fighting against his parents’ prejudices for dating and wanting to marry an African-American woman.
While the name ‘Chrismukkah’ doesn’t appear in any literature prior to 2003, many Jewish Americans already had embraced secular Christmas.
While living in a world that is seemingly against diversity and multiculturalism, I teach my children to appreciate their diverse cultures by changing the narratives.
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.
Happy National Adoption Awareness Month! As I look back so fondly on our adoption experience, I want to share some lessons that have come out of our multicultural family, created through transracial adoption.
Neil and Ulla are a British Polish family residing in Belgium. They have started the process of intercountry adoption and the narrative below is a peek into what it takes to adopt internationally against the uncertainty of Brexit. Our experiences as a British-Polish expat family are perhaps somewhat different from many (though not all) ex-pats…