I Am Invisible
~by Haley Thurman
I am invisible
I hate to be invisible
I am invisible
Do you think I am invisible?
I think you think I am invisible
You can't see me
You can't see Haley
I am a girl
I am biracial and half white
Is it the white in me you don't like?
Is it my black that's invisible to you?
I have brown hair and brown eyes
My lips are red
My shirt is yellow
But you don't see me because I am invisible
Or are you blind?
This was originally on Oprah in November, 1999. Below is the video and interesting segment of being biracial in America (includes singer, Mariah Carey). Maybe we can get an update on Oprah's #wherearetheynow. I find it sad that there are still such negative comments written today...your thoughts?
Your friends at iCelebrateDiversity.com
We have been given lots of favor in the last 24 hours! We are going to be able to move forward with our manufacturer with a smaller budget AND Indiegogo truly wants us to succeed! They have allowed us to cut our goal to $10,000!! This is AMAZING NEWS! Please help us continue to get the word out about this great teaching tool! Every little bit helps! $1, $5, truly anything you can give!
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(might I add that crowdfunding is definitely not for the faint of heart!)
Today, I will be on a local radio show with Beatrice Johnston from the YWCA and the "Reading to End Racism" program. Tune in to AM 1140 at 2 PM or listen to the podcast online here! Did you know that the YWCA's mission is: "Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women"? Contact your local YWCA and see how you can get involved!
Okay, I admit it. I have failed. I was SO excited about starting this blog and was confident about what it was supposed to be. Since then, I have allowed the fear of judgment, expectation and failure to creep in. Thus, I have done nothing with it!
Let me just start and put it all on the table. I'm a perfectionist. If it's not perfect, I don't want to do it. I know, I'm working on it.I'm laying it down. I don't want to worry about this blog being perfect. My grammar might not be correct; there might even be typo's (eek)! I don't want to get bogged down with details. I DO want this blog to be a safe place to encourage and edify each other. I want people to feel free to talk about their experiences, both good and bad. I want us to share our feelings today that may shift and mold into a new perspective tomorrow. Here's some insight on me...my immediate family is still dysfunctional when it comes to dealing with race and racism. I want this to be a safe place for us to "meet at the table". I want this to be a place of reflection for whatever side of the table you sit on.
Let's pull up a chair...
I'm so excited about starting this blog! It's something that I've wanted to do for a while but I wasn't sure exactly what approach I wanted to take with it. Well, this weekend I sat on a panel at a transracial adoption workshop and know exactlywhat I want to do! I want to create a place where we can share our experiences of having a multiracial family, ask questions, post frustrations, share resources and encourage each other. This is my first blog, so I'm going to have to learn how to navigate the blogosphere, but I'm looking forward to the journey! Will you join me?