Lately as I become more and more dedicated to my Mixed Family Life blog (previously The Mixed Mama Blog), and more and more people are checking it out, the negative comments are starting. Maybe that is a good thing right? All press is good press supposedly? One of the recent comments that was shared with me basically boiled down to the fact that I am white and I write about doing my biracial / multiracial / mixed race kids hair. Apparently I am too white to do my brown kids hair.
Too white to do my brown kids hair?
Maybe I am? Maybe I shouldn’t share with others the tips and tricks I’ve learned to manage my children’s hair and keep it healthy. Is this cultural appropriation? Is this me pretending to be something I’m not? Another comment had to do with the “audacity” of me sharing some recent strange stories that my husband and I experience as an interracial couple. The audacity?!
Yes I am a white woman. Yes I have brown kids. So what?!
But what I have to say to them is that I am writing about MY LIFE AND MY FAMILY. There can’t be a subject closer to my heart. I am white. I am a blonde haired, blue/green eyed Caucasian woman. Yes that is true. But guess what? This is my life. My reality. I have dedicated a big portion of my adult life to figuring out how to take care of my children’s hair and instill self-confidence in them. Why not share that with other parents? Especially if that can help them out.
Not all parents have access to learn hands-on how to take care of their multiracial children’s hair. Their hair usually is a different texture than what they are used to and it takes time and effort to learn. My goal has been, and always will be, to help other parents learn in a simple, down to earth manner. I don’t want them having their kids walking around crazy looking like I did until I made it my mission to learn.
So yes I am a white woman. Yes I have brown kids. So what?! I will share our stories. Share our tips & tricks. Attempt to help others and welcome them into our goofy lives. The color of my skin will not stop me. Hopefully it won’t stop you.
What are some of the craziest things somebody has said to you in regards to either your multiracial children or interracial relationship? Have you gotten negative comments about their hair? Let me know down below.
Thanks for reading!
Check out my previous post –> Surprising way to learn Black History.