How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
A surprising cure for holiday depression!!
My Atlanta trip was probably one of the BEST, no…it was THE BEST trip on the SWIRLING book tour thus far. I got to go to the CNN center NOT as a tourist, but as a guest with a tag and everything! The interview with Natasha Curry was awesome sauce, and she’s so unbelievably down to earth. Turns out Natasha is a product of an interracial union (dad black, mom white) and is married to a white rainbeau, which explains her enthusiasm for all things Swirling.
As an aside, I have to give props to the online black media at large who [mostly] remained open to the message of the book, and upon reading it, realized that this book was not about white knights and white-man worshiping, nor was it about black-men bashing. There is one blog magazine in particular that has it out from me, but I’m heartened that most people can see through their agendas.
“Swirling” co-author Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn with Conney Williams, one of the event organizers.
Rainbeaus trying to learn our secrets…
too pooped to post!
For those of you who weren’t able to make it, yesterday’s Swirling book signing at Eso Won in Los Angeles was standing room only, and there was a line out the door. LOVED that my BB&W peeps, Elizabeth, Lorrainne, Czarina, Masha, Demita and Kimberly came! You guys rock!
After May 15, I’ll be expecting to be on your Christmas, Kwanza and Hannukah cards because the mother of all book signings is happening in Los Angeles, and boy oh boy, we’ve got some goodies for only the first 25 people who arrive at Eso Wan book store–you know that one, where BARACK OBAMA and BILL CLINTON came down from Heaven to sign their books. And because I know people, I’ve got some folks really, REALLY excited about getting all of your First Date Ready (FDR). We want you to be FDR inside AND out, so get a relationships book like “Swirling” to get your mind right, and I’ll take care of the rest.
This one is serious, so no silly sound effects. This is a real note, for a real person, so I want to be sensitive to how she might be feeling. It’s one thing to face rejection because of skin color, but it’s a whole other thing for folks to hide behind “religion to justify bigotry. In this video, I give the writer some tips on how to deal with it, identify red flags and how to talk to her mate about the situation. We go into a lot of details about these situations in “Swirling,” but I’ll share just a little bit here:
My Guess Who? moment with my husband was a disaster. In fact, the whole ordeal broke us up for a while.
Love is blind, but those people staring at you can see JUST fine.
Janice and I put together a list of the top 12 U.S. cities for interracial relationships. I give you two that you might not have even thought of.
Ah…Barbie is so fun to play with…