Are you interested in the human experience and the wonders of diversity? Or maybe you’re considering an interracial relationship – or already involved in one? Then welcome to my world!
I’m Michelle Matthews Calloway – also known as A Swirl Girl. A former “Army brat,” I became interested in diversity at an early age because my family was always traveling and living in new cities and countries. When I became an adult, I eventually decided to expand my dating options – and took to interracial dating like a fish to water.
My educational career started in the business field with a B.S. degree in Marketing and an MBA. I decided to pursue my passions for writing, teaching, and research and moved into the field of higher education. The diversity afforded through interracial relationships intrigues me so much that I’m incorporating it into my Ph.D. dissertation. This blog documents my journey through The Swirl World – “Swirling” is another term for interracial dating and marriage. Join me as I share my thoughts, musings, and opinions about life. I invite you to take a front row seat and cheer me on as I navigate interracial love.
If you enjoy culture, history, and diversity, come on over and interact with a community of over 3,700 people on The Swirl World Facebook page, which is an offshoot of this blog. You can also say hello to me and over 3400 followers on Twitter @ASwirlGirl. If photos inspire you, join over 7,000 followers of our various Pinterest boards – one of which where we upload pictures of lovely interracial couples from around the world. Last but not least, if LinkedIn is your thing, friend me and let’s network!
My Official Bio
I’m an Editor, writer, workshop and seminar facilitator with 20+ years of experience in public speaking and curriculum writing. I’m also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the National Association of University Women, and the New Orleans Press Club. I teach Continuing Education classes at the University of Louisiana and I’m the Co-Editor of Acadiana Lifestyle Magazine. I recently served a term as a Citizen Editor for the Lafayette Daily Advertiser newspaper, where I contributed blogs and editorial content.
Something quirky about me? I’m a licensed massage therapist – and I sometimes write under the pen name Michaela Cunningham.
So, what are you waiting for?
Swirl with me! Even if Swirling is not your thing, just come along for the ride! Feel free to e-mail me anytime at ASwirlGirl@TheSwirlWorld.com. I promise I’ll respond. <3