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‘Fess Up: What’s Your Awkward Black Gal/White Gal or White Guy/Black Guy Moment?

22 Jun

All right,  I introduced you to the hilarious and genius web episodes of Issa Rae’s, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, which follows the title character and her friends as she navigates through life, love and awkward situations.

I’ve even introduced you to my own Awkward White Girl Moments in two posts here.

Now it’s your turn…. […]

My Awkward White Girl Moment(s)

2 May

I can see an entire series of these…my awkward white girl moments….

I was in New York City this past weekend with my daughters.  We went just for fun, and to attend a fundraiser for fresh art, the non-profit organization I founded when I lived there, that supports artists with special needs.  The current director, Suzanne, and Board did a fabulous job with the event–made me feel proud of all the great work still being done.  One final plug–go to the site and check out the super hand-made sock monkey dolls for sale.  Proceeds support arts workshops for fresh art artists who are homeless, in recovery from addiction, living with mental illness, or elderly.

Now, for the awkward moment…. […]

My Awkward White Girl Moment(s)

2 Apr

I don’t know why, but it took me a while to muster the courage to tell friends and family that I was starting a blog about my obsession with race relations.  For one, even though I love to write, I have a real hard time expressing myself verbally.  I get all tongue-tied, and with the blog topic, especially, I thought people might not “get it.”  They might think it was strange.  They might think I’m coming at it from an angle as an academic, activist, or someone very dry and serious.

I am none of those things.

I’m just a gal who can’t stop thinking about the relationship between black and white people, and who tries to  use humor and lightness to share about my obsession, and to connect and hear others’ feelings and experiences around race relations.

So, why the My Awkward White Girl Moment(s) title?…. […]