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!
Read more about a 7-year-old’s experiences leading a globetrotting life
How could a little joke, meant to “congratulate” France for its inclusivity, turn into such a bitter debate about identity?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Who am I? On paper, I was born in the US, to a French (technically French/Belgian/Polish) father and Chinese mother. For lack of a better way of describing myself, I look ‘pretty white’ to some and ‘so exotic’ to others. Mine is a story of privilege as it is of prejudice.
Get to know our February Intercultural How We Met couple, Sara and Javier. Sara is Taiwanese-American and Javier is Spanish. “We are very different in our personalities, our lifestyles, our preferences, but somehow it all just works to build a life together.”
I became aware of the world around me during the Reagan era in a middle-class, conservative, predominantly white suburb of Los Angeles.