Redefining French Identity

How could a little joke, meant to “congratulate” France for its inclusivity, turn into such a bitter debate about identity?

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?

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.

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.

Who am I? “You don’t look….Asian…French….(blank)…”

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.

The Odd Couple: A Taiwanese-American and Spanish Love Story

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.”

On Growing Up Mexican Italian American

I became aware of the world around me during the Reagan era in a middle-class, conservative, predominantly white suburb of Los Angeles.