Today I discovered some curious facts about Tiger Woods.
They roam far from the rosy image the mainstream media has sold us.
Earl and Kultida Woods met during the mayhem of the Vietnam War and fell in love, giving birth to their first and only son as the last American troops evacuated Saigon.
They endured years of hatred and animosity, their Brooklyn apartment repeatedly burglarized by racist neighbours.
Through it all their son honed his voice and his innate talents. As fame followed, the conversation inevitably veered back to race. This time Tiger was ready.
His answer? Cablinasian.
A made-up word weaving his Chinese, Thai, Black, Dutch & Native American roots.
In order to avoid being pigeon-holed we need to quit standing still. Staying one step ahead of our narrative is how we change the conversation.