Thursday 4 November 2010

I'm On Holiday

...and it's taken me until today to switch on the laptop, so ten points to me, yes?

Since I'm not posting anything while I'm away (because clearly this post is an optical illusion) I wanted to take this opportunity to point you all to my absolute favourite place on the web for intelligent, thoughtful discussions about race. It's a blog called Irene's Daughters and if you even slightly interested in having a transracial family and you aren't reading it yet, you are absolutely missing out. It's got thoughtful writing, it's got four women from four different ethnic backgrounds (including a transracially adopted adult) doing the aforementioned thoughtful writing, it's got a great comments section, it's got a particularly wonderful series on 'derailment', and my favourite thing of all is that it is always constructive and never mean. If you're white, it will really help you to think about being white, but it will not make you hate yourself for being white. Big difference. I was prompted to finally post a link when I read this very thought-provoking post earlier today. Don't forget to read the comments.

So go! Read! Enjoy. You can thank me later.

Right, now I'm going to get back to my holiday...


  1. Thank you for the kind words, Claudia! We loved having your guest post a while back. You're one of my favorite adoption bloggers; everything you write is thoughtful, often funny, and as an adoptee I appreciate adoptive parents who truly "get it."

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

  2. Enjoy your holiday!Take lots of pics of J and the kids.

    And I am off to read since I never actually considered the fact that we've procreated and created some transracial kids :) I'm so thick-skinned that I need some help.

    And my personal awesomeness? I can always find the good in a situation (I may not like the good but I can find it) :)

  3. Hi Claudia!
    I sent my address to what I thought was your email address but apparently I misread it. I will try again.
    I am so silly. ;-)

  4. Thank you thank you thank you! How have I never discovered Irene's Daughters before?!

    Great site! Thanks for sharing it.



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