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Old 04-24-2008, 08:40 AM
 
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Hello!

I am a 24-year old bi-racial Jewish woman of color moving to Winter Park for graduate school (and a job offer) in two months. Right now I live in California (Santa Cruz area) and I have a few questions about the Orlando area.

First off, I have "ethnic" hair and I wear it natural. I'm looking for somewhere that can help me maintain a natural hairstyle and has experience with black hair. I don't wear "weaves" or faux hair and I'd rather go to a salon that caters to those who wish to wear their hair naturally.

Another question is on where can I find organic/kosher/natural foods. I see that there's a Whole Foods market very close to wear I'll be living, which is AWESOME, but I'm looking to see if there's other places (esp kosher) nearby.

I'm also trying to find a synagogue in the area that caters to a more-diverse population. I am half white and half black and I'd like to possibly find others of my makeup. I understand this might be a tough one...

Okay, so my final question is a bit trickier. Being a woman of color, I still pretty much only date white men. It's nothing against men of color-but I just seem to be more attracted to and find what I want more in men that are Caucasian. Will I get issues for this? I'm scared because I had a somewhat bad situation a few years ago in Atlanta with my white then-boyfriend. I know Orlando is in the south but I'm thinking it might be a bit more progressive than Georgia.

Thanks and much peace!

*viva
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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There is another thread on interracial couples that you may want to peruse. I think you will find people in Orlando and most of Florida very open to interracial couples. Orlando is not your traditional southern city because the population is made up of a lot of people like you and myself who moved here! I do not have any specific recommendations on kosher food or salons for you, but I am sure you can get those answers on this forum. People are pretty helpful, welcome to the area!
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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Odd that you'd have 'issues' in Atlanta... I find Atlanta (Atlanta. not Georgia) to be way more progressive than most of FL, save maybe SE FL.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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Odd that you'd have 'issues' in Atlanta... I find Atlanta (Atlanta. not Georgia) to be way more progressive than most of FL, save maybe SE FL.
It wasn't that terrible...we just kind of got harassed a little when going out one night. Still, I've never even thought that would be an issue anywhere less a few REALLY racially homogenous places.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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There is another thread on interracial couples that you may want to peruse. I think you will find people in Orlando and most of Florida very open to interracial couples. Orlando is not your traditional southern city because the population is made up of a lot of people like you and myself who moved here! I do not have any specific recommendations on kosher food or salons for you, but I am sure you can get those answers on this forum. People are pretty helpful, welcome to the area!
Thanks so much! I appreciate your response.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:34 AM
 
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Does anyone else have input at all?

Thanks!
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