At Last . . . A Soul To Rest, Etta James.

Yesterday, Friday, January 20th, 2012 a lenendary songstress and biracial individual, Etta James passed away from leukemia at the age of 73. Recently Etta James had been battling cancer and was in the final stages of leukemia. Not one disease could kill the soul of such a remarkable legend. Etta James will live on throughout her raspy emotional blues filled voice.

One thing that I admired the most about Etta James was her attitude. I have never known one woman to be as fiesty as Etta James. James was well respected for her confidence and attitude. Her presence will remain with us all every time we hear her songs.

Another Angel has arrived in heaven. xo

Until next time . . .

A day in the life of the “Birthday Girl” . . .

I had a wonderful birthday today. I shared my special day and celebrated with family. It was very warm and loving having my family around all day. It is little moments that are shared with your family that mean the most!

To start my day off my two aunts, grandpa and I met mother after she got off work. Together we all went out to an early dinner at Olive Garden. Dinner was wonderful and delicious! Olive Garden’s Fettuccine Alfredo is to die for!

After dinner my mother insisted on getting me a birthday cake. (her favorite) There was no way that she was going to let a birthday pass without traditionally getting a birthday cake. My personal favorite is Carvel’s Ice cream birthday cakes. Yummy . . . (:

The rest of the day consisted of spending time with family. One of life’s greatest opportunities.

Overall, I had a wonderful birthday. I learned to be thankful. Sometimes I don’t give thanks when it is needed. That is something that I am working on for this new year “2012”.

Until next time . . .


What encouraged me to start blogging?

Growing up I always felt like no one understood me or could to relate to me. I had one friend that I met that was also biracial but I felt that it was still something that separated us. In my opinion she identifies more with her black side, unlike me who feels like I am equally both black and white. It was hard not having someone who could share the same experiences with you. During the time I began blogging there weren’t many sites for biracials to share and speak out on their experience.

I reached an epiphany when I discovered Tiffany Jones youtube channel and wordpress blog, Mulatto Diaries. For once I found a stranger who shared the same experience and had some of the same feelings toward racial issues as me. Watching her videos made me feel like she was a friend to me. Someone who spoke up and spoke out to those biracial individuals with no voice. At the time and even now the resources available for biracials are limited. The biracial community is small. I encourage others to create a blog of sort to speak out to others. I remember feeling lonely as if no one shared the same Biracial experiences with me until finding Tiffany Jones vlogs & blog. The small and limited biracial community encouraged me to write because I wanted to leave footprints on the internet for young biracials that may feel lost and alone. I write down my opinions and personal experience so the lost ones can feel found.

Through personal growth I have come to realize that despite culture and races separating us we are more alike than ever. As different as we all may feel, we are alike. We are human. We eat, sleep, cry, smile and breathe all the same.

Until next time . . .