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The Art of Choosing a Name

Living as a multiracial person has its challenges. Most of us write about our experiences with the many cultures that define us, or how others react to our racial and ethnic makeup. But there is one thing we may not ordinarily think about that is very important to people of multiple races — our names. […]

How I Learned to Love My Distinct Asian Features

Although I am only half Asian, I’ve always looked more like my Korean mother than my white father. I’m definitely not complaining because my mother is 68-years-old and looks like she could easily pass for 40. She’s a beautiful, strong, single Korean mother who is my real-life superhero, and I’m proud to be a product […]

10 Things You Find at Every Korean Parent’s Home

The last time I visited my mother at her home in Virginia, I made an interesting observation. One morning we were sitting in the kitchen and talking. As she was making fresh kimchi and I was drinking coffee, our conversation was interrupted by the sound of beeping, and then by a Korean woman’s voice. I […]

Absolute Belief System (ABS)

We must also build what I call an ABS (absolute belief system) in order to succeed at a level that most of the world would see as unrealistic. Is there anything in the world that man has created, that someone else wouldn’t have called unrealistic before its existence? If you take a good look around, […]

The Paradox Culture of Social Media

Do you ever wonder why “social media” was entitled that since it seems that some people only use it to sit in front of their computer and post diary-like entries without ever going to any of the events they are invited to or ever “liking” anyone else’s posts, pictures, or comments? On the other hand, […]

I Hope My Daughter Doesn’t Straighten Her Hair

Every day I style my daughter, Princess’s hair and I admire her beautiful curls. “Do you want a ponytail, braids, or curls?” I ask. “Curls,” she usually responds. Princess rarely wants to wear her hair any other way. I always tell her to love her curls and she clearly does. But I know there will […]

I Love the Skin I’m In

I love the skin I’m In Blessed God made me such a beautiful blend Wonderfully and fearfully blended To make me special and unique were his intentions I love the skin I’m in Where browns, blacks, pinks, and whites Meet colorfully in an intersection Perfect is my complexion So if you ask me I love […]

Family Identity and Multiracial Status

When I began to identify myself as multiracial, I didn’t make it public. Not because I consciously chose not to, but because I didn’t think anyone would find it significant. My racial and ethnic identity is my own and I didn’t think that my shift from identifying myself as “white” to “multiracial” would affect anyone. […]

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