Intimate and honest essays on motherhood, marriage, love, and acceptanceBrown, White, Black is a portrait of Nishta J. Mehra's family: her wife, who is white; her adopted son, who is black; and their experiences dealing with America's rigid ideas of race, gender, and sexuality. Her clear-eyed and incisive writing on her family's daily struggle to make space for themselves amid racial intolerance and stereotypes personalizes some of America's most fraught issues. Mehra writes candidly about her efforts to protect and shelter her young son from racial slurs on the playground and from intrusive questions by strangers while educating him on the realities and dangers of being a black male in America. In other essays, she discusses her childhood living in the racially polarized city of Memphis; coming out as queer; being an adoptive mother who is brown; and what it's like to be constantly confronted by people's confusion, concern, and expectations about her child and her family. Above all, M...
|Title||:||Brown White Black: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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Brown White Black: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion Reviews
A beautiful, thoughtful essay collection that will probe you to consider your own identity, whatever that may be, and its impact on how you move through the world. Mehra's family may "check all the boxes," but their experiences are surprisingly universal. With each essay I messaged another friend and said, "You really have to read this book!" knowing they would find some touchstone of common experience. From navigating the highs and lows of parenting a toddler, to experiencing grief after the lo ...more
It’s so beautifully written. Clear and direct and manages to talk about big important things through the lens of one family. A thoroughly engaging read.
LOVED this. Highly recommend.
Will need to read again in future to further reflect.
Would have loved for it to be much longer! Will read again.