Mixed Chicks Chat
Summary: Mixed Chicks Chat is a live, weekly podcast about being racially and culturally Mixed. Hosts Heidi Durrow and Fanshen Cox tackle everything from whether Mixed people should/can use the 'N' word, hair tips, political agendas and relationships, all from a Mixed race perspective. You can call in on Wednesdays and join the discussion live, or send them an e-mail or blog comment and participate in the discussion.
We're talking to new mom Carolyn Kalos about her biracial twins; raising them Jewish; and the joys and challenges of being in the Mixed experience.
Marcia Alesan Dawkins, Ph.D. is a blogger, professor and communication researcher in Los Angeles. Her interests are mixed race identification, politics, popular culture and new media. Her new book, Ã???Ã??Ã?Â¢??Things Said in Passing,Ã???Ã??Ã?Â¢?? looks at racial passing as a viable form of communication. She lectures and consults on these issues at conferences worldwide.
Nikki was born in Guyana, South America, but has lived in the NYC area for the past 30 something years. She started a community called Euphoria Luv for interracial (Asian & Black ) couples and families to provide a place that offered support, information and resources. Check out her blog at: http://euphorialuv.wordpress.com/about/
Nikki Khanna is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Vermont. She researches and writes about biracial and multiracial identity and has looked at both Asian-white and black-white biracial Americans. She is currently writing a book on black-white biracial identity development.
One lies and tells her friends she's 'Costa Rican,' the other doesn't get what the big deal is about the whole Mixed thing. LOVED having time to chat with these teen Mixed Chicks!
Kevin Hofmann is an accomplished writer and public speaker who has a passion for adoption and especially transracial adoption. He is an adoption advocate and enjoys sharing his experiences as a biracial transracial adoptee to help other adoptive families. Hofmann lives with his wife and two sons in Toledo Ohio. Book Description: Growing Up Black in White is author Kevin Hofmann's gift to the American public seeking answers to so many questions about what it is to be raised in a racially diverse household. Born to a white mother and black father in Detroit in 1967, only weeks before the terrible race riots that brought a major city to its knees, the author was taken to a foster home and then adopted by a white minister and his wife, already the parents of three biological children. In this fascinating memoir, Hofmann reveals the difficulties and joys of being part of this family, particularly during a time and in a location where acceptance was tentative and emotions regarding race ran high and hot. Hofmann shares with readers the pressures and joys of being part of a family that navigated through tumultuous waters, and came out the victors in an old and oft-fought battle. This is a book that offers insight, humor, and plenty of hope.
Tiffany and her guest, Marisa, will discuss their own Mixed experiences as well as Marisa's thesis: Multiethnic Female Identity.
What identity did you choose on the census? What are the signs that give away your 'mixedness'?
Professor G. Reginald Daniel teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the areas of race and ethnic relations, comparative and historical sociology and comparative race and culture. His important published works include: Race and Multiraciality in Brazil and the United States: Converging Paths?, New Faces in a Changing America: Multiracial Identity in the 21st Century, and Racially Mixed People in America. We will also have a chance to discuss his latest article, "Race, Multiraciailty, and Barack Obama: Toward a More Perfect Union?" which was published in the most recent issue of Black Scholar.
Donna is a 2003 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Writing. She was awarded the Scott Turow Prize for fiction in 2003 and accepted to the 2005 Cave Canem African American PoetÃ?Â¢??s Summer Writing Retreat. She was named a finalist in Drunken BoatÃ?Â¢??s 2005 Panliterary Poetry Award and was also nominated for Ã?Â¢??Best of the Net PoetryÃ?Â¢?? from Sundress Press. Her work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from Poetry Motel, Controlled Burn, Pebble Lake Review, Pavement Saw, GhotiMag, Fringe, Colere and others. She is the founding editor of Caketrain Journal and Press and works as a reporter for the Press of Atlantic City in New Jersey and was recently nominated for a NJ Press Association award.
EPISODE 143 - Mixed Chicks Chat - What defines a 'tragic mulatto'?
mamacandtheboys.com is one single mother's journal of a transracial life made all the better through adoption, birth, and chaos with consistency.
Monique Fields, has written about civil rights, desegregation and health policy. Her work has appeared in the St. Petersburg Times, Essence and The Root. Last year, the mother of two launched Honeysmoke.com, where she shares her life raising two biracial little girls.
EPISODE 140 - Miscellaneous Mixedness
Robin RenÃ©e is Mantra-Pop! --accessible, lyric-driven alt-folk rock with a spiritual twist. Conscious and melodic with an edge, think of blending the voices of Chrissie Hynde and Joan Armatrading with the wordsmith intelligence of Elvis Costello and the mystical passion of kirtan chanting. Her CDs include In Progress, All Six Senses, Live Devotion, and the latest, spirit.rocks.sexy - mantra-pop headlines from the clairaudient dreams of the evocative robin renÃ©e. A poet, artist, activist, and writer, Robinâ??s work has appeared in PanGaia, Big Hammer #12, Curve Magazine, Songwriterâ??s Market, That Takes Ovaries â?? Bold Females and their Brazen Acts (Random House), Blessed Bi Spirit â?? Bisexual People of Faith (Continuum Press), and many other publications. www.robinrenee.com