Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tennessee's mixed race population up by 74%

Check out the article "Complexion of Tennessee Changes," in the Tennessean. According to the article, Tennessee's multiracial population is at about 1.73 %, with the national average being 2.92%. What's significant for Tennessee is that the increase is up by 74% from the 2000 to 2010 Censuses.

The most common  mixes chosen on the 2010 Census for Tennesseans were white and black, Asian and white and American Indian and white.

Military service and time spent on a college campus were two factors contributed to the changing demographic. The article also notes the historic Loving vs. Virginia decision, which legalized interracial marriage in the U.S. Another very important factor is that some folks may have chosen one race in 2000 but decided to choose more than one in 2010.

Thanks so much, Shannon, for sending me this article!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

May Playdates

If you're interested in playdates in the Knoxville area, please send me an email at knoxvillemamabelle (at) gmail (dot) com, so that you can recieve updates/reminders via e-mail.

I also post them on the biracial & interracial group at knoxmoms.com, and playdates are usually once/month.

There are now two playdates scheduled for May! One at Victor Ashe Park and one at New Harvest--see you soon!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Derek Jeter

"I think everyone is ticklish. You just gotta find the right spots," --Derek Jeter. (source) Learn More.

from Wikipedia.com

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A recent loss

I was all geared up to announce my pregnancy two weeks ago, but we came home from the ultrasound in tears instead. I do want to share what I ended up writing. I'd post it here, but since I don't post as often on Biracial Mamabelle, I don't want it to be lurking on the home page for so long.

You can read it here: I'm Not Going to whisper About Miscarriage, and I'll share here also, the quick painting I did for a visual of how I was feeling (below).

My quick attempt at a visualization. The sky (soul) holds the rage while the sea (physical body) peacefully accepts the death and recovers quickly. The figure stands still and releases the anger in screams.