How to Explore “The Mile-High City” & its Culture

Denver is near the mountains, not in them. The Mile High City is located on high rolling plains, 12 miles east of the foothills — a series of gentle mountains that climb to 11,000 feet. Just beyond is the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, picturesque snowcapped peaks that rise to 14,000 feet (fourteeners as described by locals). Denver might not be in the mountains, but the mountains still dominate the city.

How Afro-Latino Sedrique Olison Embraces All of Himself

All the boys in his family have unique names — including titles. “Master Sedrique Lynn Von Olison,” he laughs. It’s an effortless, full-bodied diaphragmatic roar perfect for his towering six-foot-five frame, caramel skin and dazzling pearly whites. With a laugh as contagious as his personality, I found myself sunk, engulfed, all-in. And that’s Olison’s advice to you, as well.

Discovering American Military Brat Culture Through Art

An estimated five percent of the U.S. population grew up in a military family, but there is not one television show dedicated to its subculture. There are no academic studies or museums focusing solely on military children. There is no military brat or TCK section in your local library.

Décor with a Chaldean-American Twist

Chaldeans are known for having extravagant taste, especially when it comes to home décor — such extravagance is linked to their ancestry, Peter explains. Her own passion for interior design spurred Peter to create an Instagram account devoted to her unique style and taste.

Pain and Perseverance

This photo reveals the pain born of domestic violence but also highlights how women stand strong despite such assaults.

Picture Book Series Tackles Ancestry Question for Kids

In book one of the “What (Race) Are We” series, Ivorian-American Muslim author Papatia Feauxzar introduces readers to Nouredine on his first day of preschool. The boy, an only child, is elated to be around so many other kids — until one of his schoolmates asks him: “What are you!?”

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