What Are You?

Well, since you asked so nicely, I’m bi-racial. It’s how I identify if given the choice. My mom is white (ethnically Irish and Russian) and my father was black (good, old-fashioned African American). I have been mistaken for everything from Hawaiian to Aztec and people seem to have this overwhelming urge to figure out which box I fit into. Good luck with that… I’m not a boxy-type gal.

If I am forced to choose, I identify as black, and I regard myself as a woman of color. I’ve got some of the great physical benefits of being a black woman (curvy figure and hair), as well as the drawbacks (curvy figure and hair). I love having a built-in tan year ’round and it irks me that my kids look like they’re white. Now that I’ve got that out of the way…

Back to blogging.

Me (on the right) at BlogHer09 with Angela of mommy bytes
Me (on the right) at BlogHer '09 with Angela of mommy bytes, photo courtesy of Dove Clinical Protection

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