A little over a month ago Chantilly from Bicultural Mom approached me about being a contributor to a new website she was launching. The basis of the site is a focus on multicultural families with a wide range of topics that affect families who are of a diverse cultural background. This description certainly includes my family. I happily accept her request and am exited to announce the website was launched yesterday! The office press release for the site;
Sioux Falls, SD – May 20, 2011 – A new online magazine will launch on May 30th to provide multicultural resourcesand articles geared towards modern families. The magazine will address multicultural and multiracial lifestylewith special emphasis on topics such as racial and cultural identity, ethnic heritage, language acquisition,interracial relationships and multiracial parenting; with an overall focus on cultural awareness and racial unity.The aim of the magazine is to bring people together and create a strengthened multicultural community online where individuals and families can discover similar perspectives, connect with diverse voices and find helpful resources.
Multicultural Familia™ was founded in April 2011 by Chantilly Patiño, the blogger behind Bicultural Mom, in an effort to provide arena for discussing the unique blessings and challenges associated with modern families. Multicultural Familia™ consists of a diverse community of writers and bloggers from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds who share common interest in multiculturalism and diversity. Multicultural Familia™ is a place where individuals from all backgrounds can come together to learn about new cultures, understand each other’s’ challenges and discover the beauty of a multicultural lifestyle. Through America’s growing diversity,we are moving more and more toward multiculturalism, and becoming less of a cultural ‘melting pot’. Today’s modern families are discovering that they are not limited to embracing only one cultural identity, but instead, can choose to cultivate a broader heritage. Join us and add your voice to the discussion!
The first set of articles went live yesterday and I encourage you to stop over and read some of the fabulous contributions from other authors (and mine too!). You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. I will be writing about a variety of issues relating to immigration, religion, bilingualism, and raising multicultural children. My inaugural post is titled “When Faith and Family Collide” and discusses my conversion to Islam. If you’ve got questions that you would love to see me write about please leave them in the comments.