When I first introduced you all to Lissette Gonzalez five years ago, her interview got the most responses ever. People were drawn to Lissette’s (Lisy or Lady Elle) outgoing, loving and crazy personality and the heart binding super love she and her husband share with each other.
Dr. Misee Harris is a woman on a mission to become America’s first Bachelorette. I received a delightful email from Dr. Harris informing me that she would be the next Bachelorette — she hopes. Although I don’t particularly care for the Bachelor/Bachelorette show, I will cheer Dr. Harris on and hope that she indeed does become America’s first black Bachelorette. I think America is past ready to have a black bachelorette. We are after all in 2013.
Brandy and Michael Voels
Excerpted from “Being 40 Plus” In His Hands
When I was reached out to and asked to discuss my thoughts, feelings or views on my marriage I had a range of emotions. I am a black woman married to a white man. That is what the world sees at any rate. What I feel is a woman married to a man raising a family like any other couple black, white or otherwise. So, to give others perspective I chose to answer the question “what is it like to be in a biracial relationship?”
Luc & Marie
How to Plan a Wedding for a Bride and Groom with 400 Children
Excerpted From The Huffington Post by Marie Da Silva
Not everyone who gets married spends her time dreaming of just the right dress or where her honeymoon will be. My fiancé, Luc Deschamps and I, will be right here in Malawi, Africa, surrounded by family and friends who will come from around the world to celebrate with us when we get married. And most importantly, we will be with our 400 beautiful children from our school, “The Jacaranda School,” for children living with and orphaned by AIDS.
Courtesy of Black Women Deserve Better
Sabrina & Gil
Gil & Sabrina has to be one of the most inspirational interviews to date. I enjoy the testimony of people who overcome struggle and trials to gain the victory. This is not the interview where everyone is primped & dressed up. They are laid-back people and what you see is what you get. Sabrina has not had the easiest life. She overcame many obstacles. There are plenty of naysayers who would believe she is not entitled to be loved by a quality mate. Continue reading
“I am originally from Los Angeles California but moved to Stockholm Sweden 5 years ago after meeting and falling in love with my Swedish husband while on a cruise vacation in the Caribbean. (That sounds crazy once you write it down). The moment we met, we knew we would be together forever . We celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary in November and we have 3 little girls aged 2.5 years and 14 months old twins.”
Carol and Jack Dingess
North Stars Shining!
All American family describes Carol Dingess and her family, but they are so much more than that. I don’t know when I have met a more wholesome, loving and terrific young man as Dominic who introduced me to him mom. He is the kind of son who would make any parent proud. And I might had that Domnic will make some fortunate young lady a wonderful husband. Upon meeting his parents it becomes evident why he is such a gentleman. Someone is doing something right.
Carolyn Vines is an all American living in a place she could never have fathomed growing up in her native Indianapolis. Her opportunities pursuing her education led her around the country, world and back again. Somewhere in her sojourn, Carolyn met the love of her life and found herself in the Netherlands living, studying, working, and having a family. In her book, black and (A)broad: traveling beyond the limitations of identity (released August 2010) Carolyn Vines details her life as an American expatriate living in the Netherlands. She shares her inspirations, multicultural family and life. Passionate about language, Carolyn speaks Spanish and Dutch fluently. The book, Carolyn’s memoir, covers her twenty years’ living and traveling abroad and shares how she was inspired to transcend the limitations of her identity as a black woman.
Cherilyn and Terry Smith
Cherilyn Weekes Smith is very special — as she has been a powerful voice in Black Women Empowerment. Cherilyn, as she is known to followers of Black Women Deserve Better™ her blog, she promotes healthy, well living lifestyles for Black women. As well, she encourages marriage for Black women to high quality men regardless of race. Because Cherilyn practices what she preaches, it is not at all surprising that she took her own advice, and that of similarly minded bloggers.
Alan and Rowena Robinson
Love Down Under – Sister Style
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who’s doing it! This old Chinese proverb serves as a daily affirmation for health practitioner Rowena as it did 27 years ago when she met, married her husband and moved to Australia. Rowena was self-assured and has always approached life from a common sense standpoint. Having carefully considered all of her choices which included living abroad with her husband and future children; Rowena made her decision and has never had a regret.
Nathan and Rita
Rita G. is an outgoing, ambitious, and down to earth woman who believes in fulfilling her dreams. In fact Rita never looked back when she headed west to the state with 10,000 lakes. In Minnesota, she met and married one of her dreams — Nathan, a very special, high quality man who happens to be white. Rita has a practical yet no-nonsense philosophy and her story is truly intriguing and inspirational.
Lynne & David Haahr
After speaking with Lynne Haahr, I could only shake my head in amazement with her cheer leading-like promotion of interracial relationships. She and her husband David are a true couple of the world. Could Lynne have known growing up as a military brat (as she calls it) that she would be living in some of the world’s most exotic places? Could she have known that her job, choice of mate (and his job) would expose her to life only dreamt of by others? Maybe, because it is second nature and with her award winning attitude, it falls right into place. Lynne’s is a wonderful “Living Well” story.
Svarte kvinner i USA ønsker å gifte seg med hvite menn. ILLUSTRASJONSFOTO: FOTOLIA
Black Women White Chasing Men (The use of the word chasing was a bit unnerving but good interview otherwise)
Interracial Marriage and Family™ (formerly Swirling and Marriage) and a few clients were interviewed by Alf Ask, the New York City Bureau Chief of one of Norway’s leading newspapera Aftenposten. The article ran on February 18, 2011. The very kind photographer was Ole Orset.
Colin and-Joyce, married Australian activists
Most Aboriginal men and women intermarry with non-indigenous Australians, new research has shown.
Analysis of the 2006 census reveals that 52% of Aboriginal men and 55% of Aboriginal women were married to non-Aboriginal Australians.
In Australia’s larger east coast cities, the intermarriage rate was well above 70%; in Sydney, as many as nine out of 10 university-educated Aborigines had a non-indigenous partner.
Yvette Jarvis from Greece is just phenomenal. One description of goddess is a woman of great beauty or grace. Yvette M. Jarvis far surpasses this description being so many things to so many. Mother, politician, activist, model, singer, actress, entertainer and presently special advisor on Immigration to the mayor of Athens, Greece still somehow barely scratches the surface of this beautiful and ultra talented woman of the world.
Paul and Vanessa Babicz, Chicago Land Love and Marriage Done Right indeed. Paul Babicz or Pauly as he is known in some circles is a dedicated husband and father. At times with a Starbuck’s Caramel Macchiato within reach, Paul works full time in the medical field, plays drums at his church, co-teaches a class with his wife and just enjoys life. Paul‘s humor, loyalty, determination and creativity guaranteed him a special place in the heart of Vanessa —- his bride of 30 years.
Ami and Yuan Q, from South Carolina a beautiful couple. When working in her business at Ami Creations, Ami can be found retouching, restoring or even digitally reimaging photos. She is really in her element as a professional makeup artist/ hair stylist preparing makeup and hair for brides and bridesmaids, or even designing graphics for the wedding. When Ami and hubby can relax at home, life these days is pretty low key. Transplanted from New York and China respectively, they enjoy a quiet life in Oklahoma with their miniature dachshund. Now in South Carolina, they’ve been living there comfortably for quite some time now; and being an interracial couple is not a key topic in their daily lives. Ami and Yuan are prime examples of how online dating can work and result in a successful marriage. Ami and I had a discussion about her life and marriage. Ami’s website is www.amicreations.com