By Brooke Lea Foster
Nov. 26, 2016
I often forgot that my infant son, Harper, didn’t look like me when I was a new mother living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in 2010. As I pressed him round the neighbor hood, I was thinking of him while the perfect brown child, soft-skinned and tulip-lipped, with a complete mind of black colored locks, even though it had been the contrary of my blond waves and reasonable epidermis.
“He’s adorable. Exactly just exactly What nationality is his mother? ” a middle-aged woman that is white me personally outside Barnes & Noble on Broadway 1 day, mistaking me personally for a nanny.
I shared with her. “His daddy is Filipino. “ I will be their mother, ””
“Well, healthy for you, ” she said.
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