Two years ago our friend Light-Skinned-ed Girl declared May to be Mixed Experience History Month. Shona and I hope the idea catches on because those of us who are Heinz 57 and/or in mixed-race marriages need to reflect upon our roots once in a while.
If you have to ask “What’s the big deal?”, well, perhaps you need to think about it a little more. There are many more of us than ever before but when we talk with other mixies, the experience is generally the same: neither black nor white, and not really accepted by either race.
Skin colour still matters in Barbados and if you mix the marriage on top of that… look out!
Today is Mother’s Day so we’ll be heading over to see Auntie Moses because both our Mums are gone. The boys are all dressed up and (so far) still neat and clean.
That, however, will change!
See you later, friends.