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 . . .

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.

Biracial in America . . . Black, White, or You?

Recently I was browsing through Youtube videos on being Biracial and I ran across this video. As soon as I watched this video I knew I had to upload this to my Blog to share with others.

There were many questions that raced through my mind from watching and hearing others breifly speak out on their Biracial experiences. I began to wonder more about the word “Mulatto”, and it’s meaning.

Mulatto (noun) – the first-generation offspring of a black person and a white person.

(origin) – Spanish mulato, from mulo mule, from Latin mulus

First Known Use: 1593
Many Biracial individuals chose to freely identify themselves by the known derogatory classification of “Mulatto”.  Do you find the label, “Mulatto” to be derogatory or do you feel as though the word “Mulatto”, best describes your racial make-up?

I acknowledge the fact that the word “Mulatto” was intended and is still used in a derogatory manner, yet it reflects truth and history. I do not believe that we need to continue living in a closed minded era. I also do not support the idealism of stripping this world from the rich history that we were built on. There is no way we can  turn our cheek to the issues that our family had to face in the past, no matter what your race.
If we forget such history, we are forget our worth. Times have changed, we have overcame so much, and will continue to break down the barriers that we are faced with.
There is no word that can offend my Racial Identity and integrity, because I have yet to find a word that can describe a mixture of such Beauty. –