About Sheryl Parbhoo and the Southern Life, Indian Wife website
Hello and welcome to my little, mixed-up corner of the world! Let me introduce myself.
My name is Sheryl. I am a 24 hour a day wife and mother, and a writer every moment in between. I live in the southern United States with my husband of 20 years and our children, and am surrounded by a house full of pets, friends, and extended family. While trying to juggle meals, laundry and the occasional puppy accident, I freelance, chip away at my first novel, and now lead the way on this blog.
Born and bred in the South, I am as American as they come. My shoulders burn after 30 seconds in the sun, I love fast food, and the only language my ancestors ever spoke was Southern. I am also the wife of an Indian man, who is paradoxically as Indian and as American as they come. His arms turn black after 30 seconds in the sun, he loves fast food and his mom’s food, and speaks or understands five languages, including “Redneck.”
It all started 24 years ago when, as teenagers, we locked eyes over ice cream cones on a muggy Memphis night, beginning a journey down a road that many others before us had been afraid to take.
Over years of discovery, that journey has led us to a place where home is filled with the chatter of many languages, English and Gujarati, baby babble and teen lingo. To a place where jars of mango masala and samoosas share refrigerator space with barbecue sauce and chicken nuggets. To a place where prayer sounds the same no matter the words, and where commitment and compromise create a rainbow of love in our lives.
This blog is a forum to share with you my experiences, through observation and through fiction, as a southern wife in an Indian family. I invite you to read my stories, share your thoughts and opinions, and open your minds.
It is also a forum for you the readers to share your own experiences, your own backgrounds, and your own observations!
I welcome guest posts! Contact me with your pitch for a post. I’d love to share your stories on the blog. firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you enjoy my writing and I look forward to reading yours!