Elizabeth Chennamchetty
Life Happens. Sometimes you just have to write about it.
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Life is a happy crap shoot.

How did I get here? How did I find myself in a cultural wind tunnel, spinning around enthusiastically naïve of the complicated world around me, piecing it all together as I go for the last fifteen years? How did I end up meeting, falling in love, and marrying an Indian immigrant? How did I end up having children, all from drastically different circumstances, all racially diverse from one another? Here I share my story, not to upset traditions, beliefs, or lifestyle choices, but because I’ve enjoyed the ride, and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. READ MORE

Pretend Husband & Wife - Take One

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Elizabeth

mom and dad stick figures

I’m covered in dirt, weeding in the backyard.

The kids are playing in the yard. Isabella’s on skates, Blu is on a skateboard and Malik is riding his razor.


“Let’s play mom and dad” Isabella suggests.

“Okay!”  Malik and Blu agree.

“I’m the mom.”

“I’m the dad. Call me Vijay.”

“I’m the bebe.” Blu chimes in.

“Okay! I’m Liz!” Isabella giggles, tickled with her idea and sudden name change.


“I’m going to work” Malik yells over his shoulder as he walks toward the door.

“Okay Vijay. Have a good day.” Isabella calls from her roller skates and [...]

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