It’s 10 o’clock at night, and I’m sitting in a vegan restaurant in midtown Manhattan with my multiracial posse, having just come from a panel discussion on racial identity and the mixed-race experience in America. It’s a topic we’ve been mulling over – well, for all of our lives. Continue reading
Her cell phone rang soon after we were seated at the small Italian restaurant in one of those “trendy” parts of town. She pushed the strands of her long dark hair behind her ear and lifted the phone to her cheek. Continue reading
Like Rachel Dolezal, I am no longer white.
Last month, I officially changed my race. But unlike the former Spokane NAACP chapter president, I didn’t darken my skin or concoct a phony story about my past. If anything, I stood up for the racially blended heritage that’s always been a part of my life. Continue reading
10. You can French braid a woman’s hair faster than you can change a flat tire.
9. You’d rather get a manicure than go bowling. Continue reading
A Cautionary Tale for the Friends and Relatives of Law School Graduates
In 2009, I gave up a broadcast journalism career in Washington, DC, to move to Ohio to go to law school. Now that I’ve graduated, I’ve compiled a list of seven lessons from my law school experience for others considering embarking on this path. Continue reading
“Does your gate swing the other way?” My co-worker wanted to know. Continue reading