Hate does not live on “many sides”

I am the white, able-bodied, heterosexual, cis mother of two children – a boy and a girl – whose ethnic heritage is Chinese, English, Filipino, and German.

I am appalled, disgusted, opposed to, and I unequivocally condemn not only what we’ve seen in Charlottesville these last few days, but also the behaviour and social media activity of one of our local regional councillors, and all racism. Continue reading “Hate does not live on “many sides””

Anti-racism rally in Port Colborne

For those of you who wanted to but were not able to attend, here’s what I said at today’s rally in Port Colborne:

I was 18 years old when I met James, the man who would become the father of my children.

When he asked me if his being Chinese was going to be a problem for me, I couldn’t fathom what he meant. Why in the world would it be a problem for me? Continue reading “Anti-racism rally in Port Colborne”

A simple visit to prompt care?

Written on March 4, 2012, on a blog I had prior to this one, this will give you a little taste of what our experiences have been as an interracial family:

Today was M’s turn to go to Prompt Care. We had an unsettling incident with her last night that almost had me rush her to Emerg, but she came out of it well enough to convince me that we could wait the night. Continue reading “A simple visit to prompt care?”

Dear Americans

This morning, I woke up feeling sick to my stomach. I didn’t eat; couldn’t fathom eating anything until quite late in the day. I was certain that if I tried to eat something, I would absolutely vomit. I have been walking around all day stunned and mostly silent after last night’s American election.

Yes, I’m a Canadian. Yes, that means I didn’t vote in this election. Yes, that means many Americans think I should mind my own business. Continue reading “Dear Americans”