We Got Married The Same Weekend We Met!

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Do you love yourself, and are you comfortable in your own skin?

When it comes to relationships, do you know yourself well enough to know who you are and what you want in life?

Have you set boundaries and established your deal breakers and the terms you consider non-negotiable?

If this describes you, listen up.

If this doesn’t describe you, listen up anyway, because you’re going to hear some things that will help you in your quest to become the best you that you can be.

You know what happens when you meet someone who potentially seems like a great candidate for a life partner?

You vet, vet, and then vet some more.

And then, you make an educated decision – and you ACT.

That’s what Tia and Josh Delano did.

They met on Facebook, and –

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DISCLAIMER:

Tia Delano shares the interesting story of how she and her husband Josh met (on Facebook) and married (the same weekend they met). This is what can happen when (1) You know yourself, (2) You know what you want/don’t want, and (3) You vet. Very. Well!

To listen to the episode on Sound Cloud, click here.

 

Tia, Josh and their bundle of Joy (pun intended!)

Tia, Josh and their bundle of Joy (pun intended!)

Did you know The Swirl World has a Facebook page devoted exclusively to Military Swirl Couples? Click here to view photos of active duty and retired military couples from around the world, and read their stories.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

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One Way To Recognize When A White Man Thinks He’s Golden

All White men are GOLDEN!

Um . . . NOT!

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Here’s one way you can recognize when a White man thinks he’s golden – and make sure you don’t fall for the okey-doke.

Yours Truly, ever on the lookout to preserve and protect the interests of Black women, decided to share some of my observations on a specific red flag Black women should pay attention to when dating or seeking to build a relationship with a White man.

I think I’m going to call it “The Golden Syndrome.”

Give it a listen, and feel free to leave a message in the comments to let me know what you think.

Have you met a White man who was stricken with “The Golden Syndrome?” Tell me all about it!

You can listen to the episode on Sound Cloud by clicking here.

Did you know The Swirl World has a Facebook page devoted exclusively to Military Swirl Couples? Click here to view photos of active duty and retired military couples from around the world, and read their stories.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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Close Your Eyes – And Open Your Heart!

The Swirl World Podcast Co-Host Adrienne London Leach recently enjoyed a wonderful conversation with author, singer and Swirler April Poindexter French.

Come on, people – is April GORGEOUS, or what???

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April possesses a bewitching sultry glow. She’s got it going on – just ask Bryan, her husband of 22 years.

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April and Bryan are the proud parents of three handsome sons.

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April discusses how she almost missed out on the man of her dreams.

She shares practical advice for Black women on the finer points of interracial dating and marriage.

One of her many pearls of wisdom?

“Close your eyes – and open your heart.”

Looking at this photo of her beautiful family makes me shudder to think what may have happened if she hadn’t followed her own advice!

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Thank heavens she did.

Listen closely to what April had to say.

You can listen to the episode on Sound Cloud by clicking here.

 

April’s stage name is Deja Blue. Check out her Facebook fan page by clicking here.

April has a Facebook page named Pretty. Period. The page celebrates the beauty of Black women. View absolutely stunning photos of Black women and girls from around the globe by clicking here.

April also has a Facebook author page for her children’s book, Brown Girls Are Pretty Too. To “Like” the page, click here. To purchase the book, click on the book icon or click here.

Take one look at April, and you know she’s a Domestic Diva. To learn more about her Domestic Divas Facebook page, click here.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com. Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to the show on Sound Cloud and Stitcher

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“My Parents Tried To Diss The Woman I Love!”

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I must say I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Karla and her husband Don, an interracially married military couple (Go Navy!).

Karla and Don at Karla’s promotion to Lieutenant Commander at Naval Space Command in Dahlgren, VA.

Karla and Don at Karla’s promotion to Lieutenant Commander at Naval Space Command in Dahlgren, VA.

They met and married while both were active duty Navy officers.

 Karla and Don in their Dinner Dress Whites at a Dining Out in Hawaii hosted by Don’s squadron.

Karla and Don in their Dinner Dress Whites at a Dining Out in Hawaii hosted by Don’s squadron.

Karla is my friend on Facebook (and one of the few people I call “My sister from another Mother”).

She is well-known on interracial blogs, and always adds value and depth to any conversation.

Karla and Don are vibrant, active people who love life and love each other tremendously.

With 20+ years of marriage under their belt, they had so many pearls of sheer wisdom to share with our readers and listeners.

The conversation with them was chock full of golden nuggets, so we broke it into four parts (available on iTunes, Sound Cloud and Stitcher) :

Podcast Episode 032 – Life, Love and Marriage – In the Navy!

Podcast Episode 033 – How To Manage a Long Distance Marriage

Podcast Episode 034The 3 Key Ingredients Necessary for Attracting a Quality Mate

And last but certainly not least, Podcast Episode 035 – My Parents Tried To Diss The Woman I Love!

To every Black woman who has been told that a non-Black man won’t stand up for her, LISTEN UP:

That is a LIE.

Don’t believe it.

Don’t fall for the okey-doke.

Men who will stand up for you, defend you – and choose YOU over family and friends DO exist, and Don is living proof of that fact.

Listen as he shares his parents’ reaction to the news he and Karla were getting married.

Better yet, listen to his reaction.

You can listen to “My Parents Tried To Diss The Woman I Love!” on Sound Cloud.

It should go without saying that Karla and Don will definitely be back on the show.

Until then, listen and learn. Woot!

Karla and Don1Karla and Don were featured on the blog earlier this year. To read that post, click here.

Did you know The Swirl World has a Facebook page devoted exclusively to Military Swirl Couples? Click here to view photos of active duty and retired military couples from around the world, and read their stories.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

You can also follow us on Sound Cloud and listen to the show on Stitcher Radio

Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photos used with permission.

 

 

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The Three Key Ingredients Necessary for Attracting a Quality Mate

Is dating interracially “hard?” Where are the “good men” and the “good women?” Why can’t they be found? Why is it so hard to find someone who wants a committed relationship?

If you have questions about attracting a quality mate and enjoying a quality relationship, who better to ask than someone who’s enjoying success in these endeavors?

Meet Karla and Don, who have been married 20+ years.

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This is Part 3 of my conversation with interracially married military couple Karla and Don as they put to rest the “It’s hard to find a good man/woman” myth.

Karla and Don share two factors essential to experiencing success, and relay the #1 component making all the difference in finding Mr. or Mrs. Right.

The conversation with them was so good it’s actually in four parts. This part dropped so much knowledge I had to skip it up.

You can also listen to this episode on Sound Cloud.

Stay tuned for a full profile on this couple.

Want to be a guest on The Swirl World podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.

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Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photo used with permission.

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Podcast Episode 031: How Black Women Swirled In Historical New Orleans!

TM_Audras-Sin-1838x2757-682x1024In today’s podcast we conclude our conversation with Interracial Romance Author Tiffany Monique.

Tiffany discusses how Black women swirled in New Orleans back in the day.

She also discusses her journey to becoming a published author.

Tiffany’s new book, Jordan’s Deliverance, the MUCH anticipated sequel to Audra’s Sin, recently launched and is now available on Shara Azod LLC.

You can check out the spicy VIDEO PROMO by clicking here.

 

You can listen to Podcast Episode 031 on Sound Cloud by clicking here

10681995_4533471112322_2065039278_nTo visit Tiffany’s blog, click here. Find Tiffany on Facebook by clicking here.

Want to be a guest on The Swirl World podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.

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Podcast Episode 030: “I Packed Up My Life – and Moved to New Orleans!”

I know a lot of you want to not only travel, but also MOVE.

Go to a new city or state and make a fresh start.

Well, today’s podcast features someone who did just that: interracial romance author Tiffany Monique.

Shucks, she decided she liked – no, LOVED the city of New Orleans so much, she packed up her life and moved there!

In this episode Tiffany shares the key ingredient that made her move a successful one.

Listen up.

 You can also listen to this episode on Sound Cloud by clicking here.

By the way, Tiffany’s new book, Jordan’s Deliverance, the MUCH anticipated sequel to Audra’s Sin, recently launched and is now available on Shara Azod LLC.

Check out the spicy VIDEO PROMO by clicking here.

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Tomorrow, we’ll learn more about Black women Swirled in New Orleans back in the day.

We’ll also learn about Tiffany’s journey to becoming a published author.

Stay tuned!

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10668488_4534076727462_1591389427_nTo visit Tiffany’s blog, click here. Find Tiffany on Facebook by clicking here.

Want to be a guest on The Swirl World podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.

You can also follow us on Sound Cloud and listen to the show on Stitcher Radio

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Podcast Episode 029: Wanna Swirl? JJ and Dani Share Tips!

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In this concluding episode of our ongoing conversation with  JJ and Dani, the dynamic duo each share practical dating tips for White men and Black women who want to Swirl.

Interracial dating and marriage is doable, yet both parties must be willing to face any challenges, and own up to what it means to be in an interracial relationship.

Happy Swirling!

 

You can listen to the show on Sound Cloud:

You can also listen on iTunes and on Stitcher Radio

Dani 8To view more of Dani’s stunning shots, visit her Model Mayhem page by clicking here.

To visit her fan page on Facebook, click here.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

You can also follow us on Sound Cloud and listen to the show on Stitcher Radio

Copyright © 2014  Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, The Swirl World™, The Swirl World Podcast™,  All rights reserved. Photos used with permission.

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“Black Women Are Beautiful – That’s Just the Way It Is!”

Here in Part 2 of our conversation with interracially married couple JJ and Dani Tatum.

JJ talks about his music career and his appreciation for Dani’s support.

He also affirms the unique beauty and attractiveness of Black women, saying emphatically, “That’s just the way it is!”

And with as wife as gorgeous as his, who can blame him?

We couldn’t agree more.

You ca listen to the podcast on Sound Cloud by clicking here.

Dani 6To view more of Dani’s stunning shots, visit her Model Mayhem page by clicking here.

To visit her fan page on Facebook, click here.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

You can also follow us on Sound Cloud and listen to the show on Stitcher Radio

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Say It Loud: They’re Big, Beautiful and PROUD!

So at the end of Podcast Season 1 we shared with you a brief excerpt from our interview with married Swirlers JJ and Dani Tatum, one of the most striking couples we’ve ever seen.

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They’re Big. They’re Bold. They’re Beautiful. They’re Proud.

And they’re in LOVE!

Here’s Part 1 of our interview with Mr. and Mrs. Tatum.

JJ and Dani share how they met on Facebook.

Dani, a plus-sized alternative model, also discusses how she “owns” her beauty – and encourages all Black women to do the same. She shares how she builds and maintains a healthy sense of self-esteem.

Her husband JJ praises her beauty and makes no bones about the fact that he believes she’s the most gorgeous woman on Earth.

And no wonder: here’s Dani, aka “Dani D’Kapitator” in all her fierce gorgeousness:

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(And somewhere, we can just hear JJ saying, “I thought you’d see it my way!”)

In this episode, Dani talks about owning your beauty, and JJ talks about owning your love.

This is a “can’t miss” episode – stay tuned for Part 2!

You can listen to this episode on Sound Cloud.

 

Dani 3To view more of Dani’s stunning shots, visit her Model Mayhem page by clicking here.

To visit her fan page on Facebook, click here.

Want to be a guest on the podcast, or know someone who should? Send an email to Podcast@TheSwirlWorld.com.

Be sure to “Like” The Swirl World on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

You can also follow us on Sound Cloud and listen to the show on Stitcher Radio

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