Hello, my name is Jeanette Chaires. I’m 21 years old and was born in Riverside, California. I’m a third generation Indo/African American and have lived in southern California my entire life. My Oma was born in Makassar on the island of Celebes (now Sulawesi). My grandfather on my mother’s side was also born in Indonesia and was also Indo, but as he has not been present in my mother’s life or my life, I know very little about him. My mother is Indo and my father is of mixed African American descent. He and my mother divorced when I was very young, so he is not a large part of my life. My life mainly centers around my mother’s relatives, though I still have contact with my father’s family.
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