Posts tagged mixed race
An Interview with Naomi Takata Shepherd, the Creator Behind 6 Degrees of Hapa

Today I am so excited to introduce you to Naomi Takata Shepherd, the talented creator behind 6 Degrees of Hapa! I found myself reading Naomi’s powerful and thoughtful answers over and over again in the course of the last week. I hope that you too will find her interview as inspiring as I did, and that it will renew your sense of pride in your own identity— as it does for me.

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An Interview with Ken Tanabe, the Founder of Loving Day

When I married someone who was not Japanese American, it was never a topic of conversation with either of our families. That’s why I was so struck when I learned about Loving Day and the landmark Loving v. Virginia case. It wasn’t that long ago when being married could have landed us in jail, as it did for many couples. I recently had the opportunity to interview Ken Tanabe, the founder of Loving Day, on the nuances of ethnicity, how to celebrate Loving Day, and gatherings around the globe!

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