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Friday, March 16th, 2007
2:21 pm
Come ON Y'all!!!
Let's get a topic of discussion flowing here!!

Hmm...sex usually gets people posting...

So, here's my question. 

Have any couples here encountered cultural differences of a sexual nature in your relationship, and if so, how did you overcome them?

Current Mood: working
Friday, March 2nd, 2007
5:35 pm
Married to a Boliviano

I'm of Irish heritage and grew up in Dixie...now living in the Washington DC metro area. I love my husband, but I haven't the faintest clue what being in a Bolivian family is like, and I can't catch on to the dynamics. If someone could direct me to some resources, that would be fantastic. I'm sorry to see that this community isn't very active. I hope to see that change soon...

Friday, November 10th, 2006
3:44 pm
Hi, I'm currently a senior in college and my marketing class is doing a campaign for Coca-Cola. I was wondering if people could fill out a real quick survey. The link is, http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=621652854558 . Thank you so much in advance.

And if this is not allowed on the community I apologise, but just let me know if you delete it.
Sunday, August 20th, 2006
3:47 am
Sad Latina
I wonder sometimes, if their is something wrong with us hispanic women. For some reason online, they have this stereotype(or maybe the truth) of white men, prefering asian women instead of hispanic women. Is this true? it's not that I have a problem with white's with asian, not at all, but it seems like a very common couple, and whites and hispanics being very rare. I live in New York City, where their is a lot of different couples together. But hispanic and white's is very rare. Is it true that white men prefer asian women of hispanic? or fake?
Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
8:29 pm
The baby is here. His name is Lucio and he is now Two weeks old. He is so funny, he has my reddish hair and light skin but has the EXACT features of my husband. He has been in ICU (because he was born with repiratory problems) but we get to bring him home tomorrow! It is also funny because he actually seems to respond better to Spanish than to English. I guess we'll see what happens when he starts talking. :-)
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
11:52 pm
Dual Culture Baby
This is totally random, but I am going to have my baby on Tuesday. I am being induced. I can't wait to see how he is going to turn out because I am really fair and I have reddish hair, and my husband is dark complected and dark featured. I am so excited. I already have a TON of bilingual baby books and and everything. I am soooo happy that the baby gets to grow up in the two cultures!!! :-)

Current Mood: excited
Saturday, March 4th, 2006
4:13 pm
Cuba to America
This is a fun idea! I suppose you could call me Cuban and I suppose you could call him American. We were both born in America, but I moved to Latin America when I was 9 and my parents are from Cuba. They live in Bogotá, Colombia now. We met freshmen year at university in Spain and now we're doing a master's course in Australia. Life is good!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
3:28 pm
The Community Quiet Lately...
So, to wake it up, I decided to do something. How about showing pictures of you and your significant other?

Here I am with Mine. Me: from Venezuela, He: From IndiaCollapse )

How about you guys?

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
1:54 pm
Hi! I have been on live journal for about a month and I didn't know that this community was on here. I am SO glad to have found it.

I am Irish American, and my husband is from El Salvador. We have been married for a little over a year and we are expecting our first baby anytime now. He is still in El Salvador, but we are trying to get a visa for him to come back to the U.S. I have lived in El Salvador and I love Latin America and Latin American culture. I am soo happy I found this community!!
Saturday, September 17th, 2005
9:44 pm
Glad to see there is a community like this. I've been trying to find resources and support and it's been difficult so far.

I live in Michigan, USA, am of German and Welsh descent, families are a mix of New England WASPish and Southern background. My fiance is Mexican, of Spanish and indigenous descent, and lives in Michoacan, MX. We are currently in the process of getting him a K1 (fiance) visa. In a month I am going to live there until we get the visa, and then we are both moving back here, at least until he gets permanent residency.

Lately I've found us running up against cultural barriers, misunderstandings, miscommunications. This is to be expected, I suppose, but it is forcing me to take a closer look at how racism and ethnocentrism have indeed affected my perspective. I am struggling with this, because I consider myself to be an ally and an activist on several fronts and, up until recently, floated along blindly under the assumption that I was fairly self-aware and had my privileges in check. Wrong. This is not to say that he hasn't made his own mistakes, or said things that should not have been said, but he has been more understanding and flexible than I have. I feel like in some ways I've taken myself too seriously, and tried to really break down this relationship into leftist political correctness--in action, in thought, etc. It has hindered more than helped, I think, because I am constantly second-guessing myself and not allowing the relationship to just happen. However, I am really invested in identifying and working on aspects of myself that manifest in an assuming or judgemental way. I want to raise children who identify with and are proud of the good in both cultures and who take responsibility to change the bad, while also equipping them with tools to fight racism and prejudice that they will likely encounter as mexican-americans. I guess I am constantly afraid of how exactly I will do this, as their white mother...

Yeah. That's just the beginning, and most of it hasn't happened yet. So, I'm glad to have y'all.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
12:30 am

Just thought I'd share a funny with you:

We took my mother in law, who is white, to the Fiestas Patrias at church on Sunday. She was asking a ton of questions! What are flautas? What's pozole? Is this the same as cinco de mayo? Enough, woman! fuck! haha

Then she asked me, is the same as Puerto Rican food? I said I don't know because I was tired of answering every damn question and I wanted to eat. Then she said, "What kind of a Mexican are you?" oh shit, it was funny. I spit out that last bite of flauta, too.

Sunday, September 4th, 2005
2:12 am
I'm sort of new.. More like this is just my introduction post. My boyfriend and I are both 18. I'm Kim and pretty much a mix of white, and my boyfriend, Fredy, is, as he put it "100% Mexican". We're from a small town in California, pretty full of the old fashioned, elderly people, so as you can imagine, a lot of people disapprove of our relationship. Not that we really let it stop us.
I'm just glad such welcoming people & places, such as this, exist. Mixing races is beautiful.

& a few picturesCollapse ). There are none of us together, because he absolutely HATES the camera and will not let me take any =(
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
10:27 pm
Cool idea
Hey there! I'm Cuban-American, but spent the more important years of growing up in various Latin American countries. I have a fairly large family with fairly traditional Latino parents (2 parents from Cuba, 1 step-mother from Mexico), 2 brothers, 1 half-brother, 1 half-sister, 1 step-brother, but my brothers are all brothers and my sister...well I've never lived with her so she's not like a sister to me. I'm 23, vegan and in a serious relationship with super-fantastic guy from Massachusetts. We met while we were freshmen in Spain. He the most unlike other guys I've dated and I'm the most unlike girls he's dated. He's a fair-skinned, blue-eyed, brown-haired kinda guy and I'm a coffee and milk skinned girl, with mixed hair and afro-spanish kinda looks. I think his parents had their doubts about me when they first met me. His mother refused to speak to me (family issues at home that had nothing to do with me) and the first question his father asked me was, "So what do you eat down there?". I was living in Costa Rica then, that was 4-5 years ago. They still think I grew up in Costa Rica. They live in a predominantly white neighbourhood and lead fairly sheltered lives. They are great, but sometimes I think they are still getting used to the fact that their son is going to marry a Latina.

I haven't really had to deal with much crap because we're different races, but no one ever expects me to have a white boyfriend nor him a "dark" girlfriend. I suppose it has to do with expectations. My father and step-mother are like day and night, my step-mother is traditional mexican and my father a dark traditonal cuban. Unconventional...like my partner and I. I think the real reason his parents did not stay for my graduation dinner at Cheesecake Factory is because they just felt out of place. My father, mother + boyfriend, and 2 brothers came...my family is a bit loud...I think it was too much for them to handle in one sitting. haha

well that was my intro...

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005
8:45 pm
Hello everyone.

My name is Mallory. I'm 19, almost 20 years old. I live in NYC. My family comes from Europe. If you want to get specific, they are from Sweden. I'm a lesbian.

My girlfriend Kelly is Puerto Rican. She is 22 and lives in Northwestern NJ. She has a beautiful 4 year old daughter.

We haven't had too many issues being interracial lesbians. A few, but not too bad.

We've been together for 3 months. She is my everything. I love her.

Here's a picture.

What do they know about this love anyway?Collapse )

I just wanted to say hello!

Feel free to say hello on my personal journal, if you so wish.

Current Mood: content
Friday, July 1st, 2005
11:01 pm
Starings, Stereotypes, Disapprovals, Approvals (From our own community)
My several observationsCollapse )

These are my own particular experiences regarding me and others related to me. What has been your experiences? Have been similar or different to these ones?

Current Mood: contemplative
Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
12:47 pm
Welcome to the community.

I created this community to share my experiences with others. out of the few relationships I have had, most of them have been interracial.

I recently started a relationship with a guy from India who has a quarter of Italian blood in his heritage. Three years before this, I had a relationship with a fullblooded Indian, but given the circumstances of my current being different from those of my ex, I thought it would be worht giving it a shot again to see what happens this time. Who knows?

My family seems pretty much charmed by this second guy, especially coming to terms with the fact that I am not Catholic. They have relaxed a lot when it comes to my dating Asians, although my mother comes with a stereotype about Indians here and there sometimes.

Anyway, welcome to the community. Do feel free to suggest new interests. I am still working on the presentation of the journal.

Current Mood: cheerful
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