Mommy Why’s Your Skin So Brown? A mother’s conversation with her bi-racial children.
Maria and Raquel discuss how being a parent of bi-racial children opens up a conversation about the new American family, how we can teach children about diversity, and looking beyond what is skin deep – the beauty that also resides within.
Maria Leonard Olsen is a freelance writer, author, attorney and radio talk show co-host in Washington, D.C. She has a book coming out on how the typical modern American family has changed so much in recent years. She has a children’s book on her biracial family, “Mommy, Why’s Your Skin So Brown?” (based on her experience of being mistaken as the nanny of her lighter-skinned children) and has written for the Washingtonian, Bethesda Magazine, and other publications. She has two grown children and lives in the D.C. area.