Being biracial makes me an edgewalker.

Ann Arbor, MI

The concept of being an “edgewalker” is from Nina Boyd Krebs–it means you can move between cultural traditions and cultural communities with some level of ease, comfort and enjoyment. Being raised in a Black/White family, we talked about and lived race/ethnicity/socio-economics/etc. daily. I know now that this is a blessing as I see the people I grew up with, who lived very mono-cultural and mono-racial lives, are handicapped in many ways in our multicultural society. More than having any particular cross-cultural knowledge, I grew up with a love of and respect for diversity in its many facets, and enjoy traveling the world to learn more about the ways that culture and appearance influence our lives.


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