Monday, March 26, 2007

Good old "homegrown" opinions

I genuinely welcome all commentary from readers of this blog. That said, I want to mention that much of what I post here is spun from "homegrown" opinions and it is not necessarily based on statistical or other documented evidence. It's easy for someone who is not a biracial woman to guess what my experience must be like or to imagine how I see the world. Being in an interracial relationship is simply not the same as being biracial and it is a another unique and separate experience.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

What is beautiful?

Well, here's an interesting article that I happened to stumble upon the other day. No doubt, it is over three years old but it's still relevant. The article addresses why we don't see many ethnic models in the world of American fashion. This is something I've noticed over the years and something that has turned me off of the major rags like Elle, Vogue, and Bazaar (as a teen I read them voraciously). Interestingly enough, I find that the European versions of Elle and Vogue contain many more ethnic models than their American counterparts. Why? I'm not sure given the ethnic makeup of America as compared to European countries. It's sad that as a country we don't value all different types of beauty. What message does this send to girls and women? To boys and men? That white women are the ideal of beauty. This is incorrect and it is damaging. I don't know whether there is an end in sight to this inequality. I haven't seen much progress over the last 20 years.

In any case, here's the link to the article:,9171,1113030909-483065,00.html

And if you're interested, here's a link to stunning Liya Kebede's website. Liya is mentioned in the Time article. In my opinion, her image could sell anything. The evidence is in the pictures. Have a look for yourself. Just one example of example of what is considered to be "unconventional" beauty.

Monday, March 12, 2007

What's in a name?

There are many different facets to my personality. The name of this blog suggests that I am sadly one dimensional. This is simply not true! I chose this blog name so that I might focus on this one important and unique feature. Why? Because I feel the world can benefit to learn more about what it means to be biracial. Simple as that! Will I discuss other issues and topics in this blog? Yes, now and then I will.