“I’m Tunisian, Canadian, French, and a World Citizen”

Some people thought that we leave our country of origin to seek a better life which isn’t always the case! The circumstances that led my parents to move countries guided my choices as an adult. Read more from multicultural guest author, Anissa Cheikh.

An English Mom, An Anglo-Irish Family, and Adventures in the French Countryside

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.

My Ethnic Diversity (Re)Defines My Transracial Parenthood

I am a wife, mother, lesbian, and a Person of Color.  I have always known that I wanted to find love, and be a mother.  I knew I was a lesbian at a young age, and came out at 19.  But I did not understand that my Lebanese-Iranian heritage made me a Person of Color (POC) until recent years.

A Wrinkle in Time – Why this Movie Matters So Much

Frederick Douglass once said, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”  I have thought about this statement a lot lately as we witness children leading a movement to create a better and safer world for themselves and for all of us.  But how do we build strong children?

When an American Mom Joins an Italian School Lunch Committee

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…

The Boy Who Asked Why: Book Review

‘The Boy Who Asked Why’ is the extraordinary story of  an exceptionally, extraordinary man: Bhimrao Ambedkar or Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Funerals and Faith: Cultural Rituals of Grief

I am not a religious person, yet I have come to appreciate the role of religious institutions in creating structure to express grief and to provide essential social support systems. Read more as columnist, Cheryl Crippen discusses two cross-cultural (Italian Catholic and Indian Jain) rituals of grief.

A Blended Adventure: A Jewish-Muslim Love Story

Our March ‘How We Met’ couple is no ordinary interfaith, mixed race couple. Having first met online, at their first face-to-face meeting, upon learning about their different religions, they even wondered how a Jew and a Muslim relationship would ever work successfully. Get to know Rorri Geller- Mohamed and Arif Mohamed.

The Black Panther Review You Must Read

I’m not naïve enough to think that a movie can end poverty, injustice, and discrimination. But I am hopeful that the inspiration that this film has induced will continue to drive meaningful thought and action to do what we can in our own ways to uplift those who suffer under the effects of those mentioned struggles.

Why doesn’t it feel like enough? A New Blueprint for Motherhood

I was supposed to be happy wholeheartedly investing in early childhood but there I sat, across from my therapist, laden with guilt. Making a new blueprint is letting go of an idealistic version of my life, whether it’s my ideals or someone else’s, and giving up the useless practice of “should-ing” myself.

How I Raised my African-American-Japanese Biracial Son Bilingual

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.

La Bella Figura: Why Italian Moms Once Made This American Mom Feel Insecure

The bags of most Italian moms are bottomless. I marvel at the superhuman abilities of Italian moms to both look great and have anticipated the appetites, body temperatures, weather changes, and hygiene needs of all their kids—and their friends, on top of that. Do Italian moms do it better than this American mom?