Tag: ancestors

Roots & Branches: One Small Twig by Sam Jackson

I often jokingly refer to myself as being “Whasian” (White Asian) instead of biracial. I didn’t know the full extent of my “Asian-ness” until I received my DNA results. I had always considered my mother to have been of Pakistani and Indian origin. Little did […]

Roots & Branches: Little Boxes by Sam Jackson

In a dream, my purported Cherokee forebear, Timothy Brown, stands at the head of a long line of people. His dark skin is careworn and he has deep lines in his brow. His face has a somber expression and his eyes seem to be focused […]

Roots & Branches: March of the Ancestors by Sam Jackson

I’d like to think that each of us, in our own time, comes to a point in our lives when we want to know where we came from. For some of us, tall tales of fabled ancestors don’t always satisfy our desire to learn more […]