Earlier this year, I participated in a study about interracial relationships. At the end of the interview, I was allowed to ask the interviewer questions. I don’t remember all of what I inquired, but I do remember asking, “Have you interviewed many other women like me?” The answer to the question was, “No.”
I was the outlier. I grew up in predominantly upper middle class African-American neighborhoods. I went to a predominantly white private school for only three years of my life (grades 10-12), and I matriculated from an HBCU that’s located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. Both of my parents matriculated from HBCUs, and my mother marched in the Civil Rights Movement. I didn’t start to seriously date interracially until I was 22 years old, and I never was an exclusive interracial dater. According to this study, I was not your typical type of black woman who would be involved in an interracial relationship. Since I love standing out, I was very pleased with finding out that piece of information.
I bring that love of standing out to the interviews that I do. If you take a look at the interview on the interview page, you will find a great diversity of black women who are involved in interracial relationships. They range in shades, sizes, interests, etc. It’s a great representation of refuting the ridiculous notion that one must look, act, and believe in a certain way in order to be accepted for a relationship. We’re varied, the people of world are varied…so why not show a varied representation of black women who are happily married and living their lives according to their own standards and not the standards of someone else who holds no value to anyone’s existence?
I’m happy to have found another addition to the varied list.
She is the creator of the blog,The Gabe Fix, and she also has a Youtube channel that is sure to be entertaining for you. I’ve been a fan for a while, and my interest propelled me to request to do an interview with her. So who is Gabrielle? Per her website: