Some See My Son as Black, Even Though He Is Mixed-Race

I confess to feeling safe because my kids’ biracial genes have given them lighter skin, but my family cannot run away from racism....more
Hi there. I have also been writing about this issue from the perspective of how mixed races ...more

Why Adults Need Diverse Books Too

Why aren’t we reading more adult fiction by writers of color or about the non-white experiences? As much as the news outlets like to tout it, reading isn’t dead. At least once a week, a Facebook friend will ask for book recommendations. Social media has made reading more social. We share status updates about our current reads, rave about books we love, and even track our reading progress all through social media. ...more
Grace Hwang Lynch Ab.so.lutely!!more

We Need a Village to Raise Mixed Race Children

 My husband and I can’t raise our biracial kids alone.We need your help. As a society we need to work together to raise confident, happy kids. It’s cliche but our children are the future of this planet....more
This is such an important post.  I am a black woman with a black husband raising black kids ...more

6 Lessons I Learned by Dating Outside of My Race

My husband and I have been married for what seems like forever (almost 12 years). Every time we reminisce about our dating years, I can't help but think the challenges of dating outside my race. During my high school years I learned never to bring a black boy home after my mom flipped out when a platonic friend stopped by our home to chat with me. I'm lucky my husband and I eventually had a happy ending, but we had some rough times....more
Love is colourblind, It is a feeling that grows when two souls meet irrespective of race,gender, ...more

People Like Richard Cohen Make Me Want to Barf

Making the rounds on my Facebook timeline today is a story about how biracial families make Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen “want to puke.” Public Advocate Bill de Blasio's inauguration, January 1, 2010, Image Credit: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, via Flickr...more
Grace Hwang LynchGrace, except for the fact that he is such a weasel, that statement would ...more

5 Reasons It's Fine to Not Focus on One Passion

I’m a multi-passionate person, but I wasn’t always proud of that fact. ...more
This is a really great post. I love having goals, I try to have one main goal and then a bunch ...more

Watching the Inauguration With My Biracial Kids This MLK Day

Four years ago, my three-year-old daughter barely grasped the idea that the United States elected our first African American president. Today, when we watch the inaugural ceremony for his second term, I look forward to explaining the significance of Barack Obama’s presidency to my three-year-old son. Some people might think three years old is too young to talk to a child about race and politics, but not me. ...more
Great post, Kim! I miss the melting pot of DC. So pleased your children will have that melting ...more