My Blogging Break is Over! (:

I am bringing my break from blogging to an end. I really have missed blogging about racially impacting events and topic. Over the past several months, I needed to take time out. Now, I am back and ready to get back to what I enjoy the most, blogging. I really have missed the Biracial community.

One of the reasons why I became uninspired to blog was because of the absence of Mulatto Diaries, Tiffany Jones in our Biracial Community. It was because of Tiffany Jones, that I jumped in to voice my opinion of growing up as a biracial individual. Since Tiffany has been absent on her youtube channel and blog for Mulatto Diaries, I grew uninspired. I really enjoyed watching and reading her delightful incities on various topics. 

I hope that Tiffany Jones comes back to the Biracial Community and gets back to blogging and uploading videos. Until then, I will try my best to post an update or article once or twice a week to begin with. Striving for a daily post a day, if school permits. I have to manage my time wisely and devote dedication where it is needed. 

Look forward to a new post soon. (: 

– Erica, xo 

Suggestions?

E-mail me any suggestions of a topic to be discussed or blogged about. (xbiracialxbeautyx@gmail.com)

P.S. follow my personal twitter for updates:   @EricaJoann 

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 . . .

Mixed by Love

Mixed By Love 

website: http://www.mixedbylove.com

  • A site to unite Biracial/Multi-Racial individuals, families, and couples.
  • Honoring Interracial families and children.
  • A forum to discuss Biracial/Multi-Racial/Interracial experiences.
  • Uniting us together through love!

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twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mixedbylove

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“Special Thanks to Angelique from @Mixedbylove”

Power Thought: Can you identify another Biracial Individual, faster than others?

Can you identify another Biracial Individual, faster than others?

I have always felt like I can pick out another Biracial individual out of a massive crowd, and distinguish their racial background. From my experience the majority of people that are primarily of one race and not Biracial, can never correctly identify someone; so to speak.

My personal experience has been: The majority of African-Americans assume that I am too fair skinned to be Black, and Caucasions assume that I am too ethnic looking to be White. The majority of non-Biracial individuals do not know what to label me as, and they seem very unsure of my racial identity.

Yet on the other hand, I can just look at someone of Mixed Race and immediately know what they are mixed with.  I actually believe that it is a gift to us Biracial individuals, or am I just one of a few that can easily depict this?Maybe it is easy for Biracial individuals to spot out others like us because we are so open to diversity.

Please leave a comment with your opinion. I am extremely interested in knowing what you think.