Mixed: An Identity

People ask: โ€œDon’t you have another identity other than ‘mixed’?” They get tired of hearing about it. Perhaps because they don’t understand it. “It’s great that you’re mixed, that’s really cool,” some say. “But…do you really feel the need to to have a whole blog about it? What do you even, like…talk about? Aren’t youContinue reading “Mixed: An Identity”

Blended Recipes: Hot Water Cornbread

The kitchen is one of my favorite places to be. Especially when making traditional family recipes. I find that making family recipes is one of the best ways to carry down tradition and to feel more connected to my culture and heritage. One of my favorites is my grandma’s hot water cornbread! It’s so savoryContinue reading “Blended Recipes: Hot Water Cornbread”

That “Good” Hair

Y’all know the phrase. “Oooh, you got that good hair,” says many a black woman who might not always enjoy her own beautiful hair. It’s been said since the ’60s, especially by beauticians, referring to any woman of color whose hair seems easy to comb through. We mixed gals get it a lot, too. AtContinue reading “That “Good” Hair”

Hi, I’m LJ :)

Welcome to Beautifully Blended! My name is LJ. Nice to meet ya! I’m a biracial woman from Orlando who is striving towards becoming a writer. So I guess this blog is one step in the right direction. ๐Ÿ˜‰ My mom is black and my dad is white. Such a simple statement and yet so complicated,Continue reading “Hi, I’m LJ :)”