May 13, 2007

About the Author

Dear Readers,

I have never been one to focus on race, skin color, ethnicity or the like. I grew up in a bi-racial, and bi-cultural family which was the norm for me, and always will be. I am in touch with both sides of my family, and familiar with the positive things such as traditions, languages, and love. Unfortunately I am also very familiar with the negatives that come with being bi-racial. For those that are interested, I have decided to include a bit of my background here.

I wanted to let you, my valued readers and fans, know where I come from. I am mixed, part "white" and "Hispanic". My father is of European decent, such as Scottish, English and Dutch. My mother is of European decent as well, with Spanish and Italian decent, but she also has Arabian ancestry. You can say she is a European Mexican, but strangely enough, her skin is more brown because of her father's ancestry. Her mother (my grandmother) was born in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico. Many of her decendants live in Texas and California. Her father, the man with Arabian ancestors, was born in Michigan. His family spoke Spanish as well, and a lot of them now live in the Valley region of Texas.

The way I live my life now is highly influenced on the way I was brought up, and I am a better person because of it. I was taught to love everyone, and treat everyone with respect, no matter what they look like or where they came from. I abide by that and teach my children these principles, as well as talking to and influencing my husband to do the same.

Please know that this weblog is written with all of this in mind, and that I care for each and every one of you that read and hover over the links provided.

Thank you for reading Latin Glamorista!

Jillian Rueter