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. Around the neighborhood, I thought of him as the perfect brown baby, soft-skinned and tulip-lipped, with a full head of black hair, even if it was the opposite of my blond waves and fair skin as I pushed him.
“He’s adorable. Just just exactly What nationality is his mother? ” a middle-aged woman that is white me personally outside Barnes & Noble on Broadway one day, mistaking me personally for the nanny.
“I am their mother, ” I informed her. “His daddy is Filipino. ”
“Well, healthy for you, ” she said.
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