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Hello Swirlies!

My name is Olivia Holmes, and this summer, I have the pleasure of interning with the great team here at Swirl! I will be blogging, tweeting, doing some research, and aiding Swirl in any and all ways that I can.

I am a native New Yorker, currently home for the summer from my second home at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. The fact that I am Biracial (my mother is Caucasian and my father is African American), has greatly impacted my academic interests. In my sophomore year at Guilford, I sought out other Biracial students to get an understanding of their experience of the college. I was surprised to find that none of us knew each other and that there was not a place to meet and share experiences between us. So I founded the Guilford Multiracial and Multiethnic Group to create this space. Through creating the Guilford Multiracial and Multiethnic Group I have found that it is critically important that the Multiracial community connect and share experiences. Doing so is important for the diversity of our nation and for our understanding of ourselves.

This summer with Swirl, my major project will be conducting research examining perceptions of Multiracial peoples. Research regarding Multiracial persons is still fairly new, so there are a lot of things that haven’t been explored! This is really exciting for me as I love asking questions and formulating hypotheses.

My upcoming research project will regard Multiracial self-esteem and personal ideas on race. For the next couple of months, I will be blogging weekly about various social science research studies regarding this topic. Expect to see a survey later this summer in which you will be able to participate!

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Here is the transcript from our last TweetChat on Friday, February 24th, 2012, when we talked with Dr. Marcia Dawkins about the recent Pew Research Center study and interracial relationships. If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on anything we discussed, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

You can find the transcript here, in a pdf.

*Note that this chat was held on Friday, from 3pm-4pm EDT. The times you see in the transcript are indicative of the fact that the person who captured this transcript is located in Germany. Thanks Kim!

Please join our next live every-other-week TweetChat on Friday, March 9th at 3pm EDT!

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Here is the transcript from our last TweetChat on Friday, February 10th, 2012, when we talked with Ken Tanabe, Founder of Loving Day. If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on anything we discussed with Ken, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts! Also, if you are in NYC, please join us for our joint Swirl-Loving Day event to see the Loving photo exhibit at the International Center of Photography on Saturday, February 25th at 3pm. You can buy your group rate ticket here – see you then!

You can find the transcript here, in a pdf. Note that the tweets read from most recent to last, so read from bottom up!

*Note that this chat was held on Friday, from 3pm-4pm EDT. The times you see in the transcript are indicative of the fact that the person who captured this transcript is located in Germany. Thanks Kim!

Please join our next live every-other-week TweetChat on Friday, February 24th at 3pm EDT!

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Here is the transcript from our last TweetChat on Friday, January 27, 2012, when we talked with Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky and Co-Founder of the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival (submissions are due soon – by February 15th!). If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on anything we discussed with Heidi, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

You can find the transcript here, in a pdf.

*Note that this chat was held on Friday, from 3pm-4pm EDT. The times you see in the transcript are indicative of the fact that the person who captured this transcript is located in Germany. Thanks Kim!

Please join our next live every-other-week TweetChat on Friday, February 10th at 3pm EDT!

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Here is the transcript from our first TweetChat of the new year, on Friday, January 13, 2012: Looks and the Mixed Race Community. If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on this topic now, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

You can find the transcript here, in a pdf. Sorry that the tweets read most recent to earliest. We are using a new transcript-pulling system and are still working out the kinks!

*Note that this chat was held on Friday, from 3pm-4pm EDT. The times you see in the transcript are indicative of the fact that the person who captured this transcript is located in Germany. Thanks Kim!

Please join our next live every-other-week TweetChat on Friday, January 27th at 3pm EDT. We will be talking with author Heidi Durrow about her book, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky!

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Here is the transcript from our TweetChat on Friday, December 2, 2011: The Language of Race. If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on this topic now, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

You can find the transcript here, in a pdf.

*Note that this chat was held on Friday, from 3pm-4pm EDT. The times you see in the transcript are indicative of the fact that the person who captured this transcript is located in Germany. Thanks Kim!

Please join our next live every-other-week Tweet chat on Tuesday, December 13th at 8pm EDT. Stay tuned for more info on the topic!

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Here is the transcript from our TweetChat on Friday, November 4, 2011: What’s in a name – specifically an ethnic one? If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on this topic now, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

You can find the transcript here, in a pdf.

*Note that this chat was held on Friday, from 3pm-4pm EDT. The times you see in the transcript are indicative of the fact that the person who captured this transcript is located in Germany. Thanks Kim!

Please join our next live every-other-week Tweet chat on Tuesday, November 15th at 8pm EDT. Stay tuned for more info on the topic!

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