My name is Michelle. I’m a 20-something-year-old journalist from Seattle living in Guam.
My experience as a mixed-race person has had its ups and downs, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. Coming from two different cultures has helped shape my perspective on life. And learning as much as I can about other cultures is a life-long devotion.
Growing up in South Seattle, WA with an immigrant mom from Bavaria (Germany) and a father from a small town outside of New Orleans, LA didn’t seem weird at all until people pointed it out to me. I told my mom guten nacht at bedtime and ate red beans and rice on holidays.
It wasn’t until high school that explorations into my own racial identity led me to embark on a journey into “figuring out who I am,” which is a never-ending development.
A little about my content…
Here in this blog, you’ll get to see my perceptions on various topics, especially mixed-race issues. From food to dating to hair to friendships, I’ll leave no stone unturned when it comes to seeing life through a different lens–my lens–which, so far, has brought pain, laughter, tears, and happiness.
My goal with this blog is to
1. Provide for my readers a source of content that has yet to be recognized by the mainstream media
2. Help others better understand themselves as I better understand myself
3. Give non-mixed individuals a “sneak peak” into the mind of someone who deals with these issues on a daily basis
4. Give myself an outlet through which I am able to question, learn, ask, answer, and construct my perspective on life and the world around me
In the end, I hope you find what you are searching for, and, maybe, this blog will be part of your journey as well.