Category Archives: african-american

the holidaymaker

as a craft editor at InCultureParent magazine, i took a lot of unattractive self-portraits of my ugly fingers. this was a fun gig, but one i gave up to concentrate more on fiction (a theme of my year, eliminating all but the fiction-related writing). still, here’s what i got done, and the next time i DO think of an amazing craft, i’m sure you’ll see it at InCultureParent!

2012

IMBOLC (feb 2)

BABA MARTA and ST. DAVID’S DAY (march 1)

BELTANE (may 1)

KOREAN CHILDRENS’ DAY (may 5)

BUDDHA’S BIRTHDAY/LOTUS LANTERN FESTIVAL (may 4-6)

GULLAH FAN for the summer

a christmakwanzakah carol

we do celebrate christmakwanzakah. we do it for real.

the kids did our menorah at a paint-your-own place. we don't have an actual kwanzaa kinara, but these ikea candleholders do just fine. and it's not christmas without the animatronic dean martin.

a few months ago, ben backed a kickstarter project by jonathan langager, who is making a short film called “josephine and the roach”. as one of ben’s backer rewards, jonathan wrote a son about any topic ben chose. ben chose christmakwanzakah.

Christmakwanzakah from Jonathan Langager on Vimeo.

Christmakwanzakah
What a merry mix of holidays
Christmas Kwanza Hanukkah

Christmakwanzakah
I wouldn’t want it any other way
It’s the perfect holiday

Labor day plus Arbor Day–
Larbor Day sounds really really really dumb

Groundhog’s Day plus All Saint’s Day
All Hogs day sounds like it wouldn’t be too much fun

Christmakwanzakah
What a merry mix of holidays
Christmas Kwanza Hanukkah

we are inCulture Parent magazine’s “real intercultural family”

we like to think we are pretty real!

and we are BIG supporters of inCulture Parent Magazine. i look forward to hopefully doing some writing for them in the future.

making black doll hair “natural”

claudia’s friend allison sent us this tutorial on making black doll hair into natural-looking, curly hair. it works wonderfully, and led me to some other links about black dolls that were helpful — namely, which of the (absolutely necessary in this day and age) eighteen-inchers out there was the best looking black doll (hint: the american girl version didn’t even make the running).

rather than repeat the whole tutorial here, just read it yourself in the link above, and enjoy our photos.

unstoppable!

i just noticed that i never actually POSTED about this. i had just put it in the sidebar. it was awesome fun, so i should post it — particularly since i’ve become even MORE unstoppable since this interview! (to which i have never actually listened.)

the unstoppable amber dorko stopper on artblog radio — by roberta fallon and libby rosof (with peter crimmins)

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