Imitation of Life


How can one, be so ashamed of her mother and every piece of culture that has created her?

I remember being no older than six years old and my family had me watching the “Imitation of Life”. I will forever remember this movie; the pain and the sadness. It truely bothered me how Sarah Jane was so ashamed of her mother and being Biracial. This reflected her insecurities among her self, but she was a beautiful girl. Often the most beautiful people struggle the most with their insecurities. For example, Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Dandridge.

I recommend that everyone should watch this classic movie! There are a few versions created. My personal favorite is the 1959 film.

Please comment below if you have seen this movie or have heard about it. I would like to read your opinion of Sarah Jane.

Make sure you vote! (: –I voted!

Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

Vote for the best of the best Mixed experience stories, in films, and literature. Vote now! The winners will be announced at the Festival June 11, 2011 at 6:30 as part of the Loving Prize Presentation and Mixed Unplugged, the popular live performance with comedians, musicians, spoken word artists, and storytellers! Vote now! Votes will be accepted through May 1, 2011.

-via Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

http://www.mxroots.org/award-nominations

You can also look in the side bar; under “Notable Websites” for a direct link to the Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival website.

This year festival is June 11-12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California at the Japanese American National Museum.

Our Human Race [Copyright ©2011]

Our Human Race

I want to live where it is diverse,

seeing my features in the crowd.

I want to live where it is beauty,

in every face and smile.

I want to live in the moment,

when nobody will care,

if your skin is a warm brown or chillingly fair.

I want to live in a world,

that understands everyones pain.

In a world where one’s struggle is all the same.

I want to live in a world,

where one’s race doesn’t matter.

In a world,

where serenity is all that we are chasing after.

This world now,

may be cruel and callous.

Yet, change is near

and that is all I am running after.

-Erica J. Garbers

 

Copyright ©2011

Re: Weekly Writing Prompts

 

Beginning Monday morning I will be posting this upcoming week’s; “weeklywriting prompt”. Therefore my readers will have the chance to comment on the prompt over a weeks time period. I am sure you all have busy schedules and this will allow you time to check in on the prompt and contemplate your response.

During that week continue to stay tuned for my response! There will be a new writing prompt posted each week to come. I am truly excited to engage my readers in a weekly thinking and writing exercise, because we all have once became victims of writer’s block.

Any suggestions, feel free to comment below.

-Erica

“You are the last surviving member of the human race. What do you do?”

  • Freak out!!!
  • I would find Fido. A dog is a man’s best friend; a dog is a woman’s only friend.
  • Freak out, some more!
  • I would investigate and search to see whether I am really the last surviving member of the human race.
  • If I am truly the only surviver, I would begin to search for food and water supply.
  • Taking a breather of course falls somewhere on this list. (Possibly, should have been my first bullet.)
  • I’m highly doubtful that I would deserve the magnificent opportunity of being the last surviving member of the human race; since i would completely drive myself insane.
  • Self-Destruction . . .

In reality, I could not even begin to imagine being the one and only surviving member of the human race.

Please comment with your response! (:

Writers Block [Update] :: Writing Prompt Venture

I truly apologize for the unexpected break I have taken from blogging. Lately I have had writers block and I really want to post quality blog posts. Please bare with me.

This past week in my hometown the weather has been pretty messy. There has been countless thunder storms and very little peek moments of sunshine. This is weather that will un-inspire you.

I plan on getting around to making an updated YouTube video relating to Biracial individuals and Interracial couples; spreading the pride. My first and only video was a video of celebrity Interracial couples. Please check it out and leave a comment and thumbs up, if you haven’t already have checked it out: http://www.youtube.com/user/BiracialxBeautyx?feature=mhum

Also, it would be appreciated if you left a comment below or either on my YouTube channel with suggestions for future videos. Ideas are much needed!

By the way, this week I plan on starting something fresh and interactive here on the Blog. There will be writing prompts posted, in which I will respond from my p.o.v and I encourage you to comment with your p.o.v of the scenerio.

I challenge you!

The first writing prompt will be posted tomorrow evening. I hope you are looking forward to embark on this writing exercise and adventure.