Our Shades of Brown: Addressing Prejudice in Blended Families

This story first appeared on Florecita Growing Up So lately we’ve been a lot more involved in community organizing and since the kids are getting older we decided to start bringing them along to make sure we are not neglecting them in the process of helping others, or creating spaces that we would like to […]

Tween Romance & Race: How Should I Teach My Kids About Colorism?

Teens Dating Race

Tween Romance & Race He’s at that age: the in-between age referred to as the “Tween Years.”  The first big sign that we had arrived in those Tween years didn’t come from him, though; it came from his best friend. “Mommy, D__ has a girlfriend!” he said. “In 6th grade?” I replied incredulously as the […]