Meeting Taye Diggs at Mixed Me Event Hosted by The MOMS & PS from Aeropostale #psMOMS #MixedMe

So my son met Taye Diggs. Again. But this time my son didn't meet Taye at the playground. This time they met during The MOMS #psMOMS #MixedMe event, where Taye Diggs and illustrator Shane W. Evans shared, read and signed their book Mixed Me.

Meeting Taye Diggs at Mixed Me Event by The MOMS and PS from Aeropostale

Note: I was invited as media to this event and received a gift bag. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.


My son and I first learned about Mixed Me when we attended BookCon and loved the idea behind the book.

Meeting Taye Diggs at Mixed Me Event by The MOMS and PS from Aeropostale

So you can imagine my son's excitement to both meet the two guys who made the Mixed Me book and get his own personally signed copy.

Meeting Taye Diggs at Mixed Me Event by The MOMS and PS from Aeropostale

Both Taye and Shane were amazing with the kids. They took time to chat with each of them and make them feel special. But I kinda feel my son got just a bit extra. While standing there watching him and Shane make chit chat and with Taye do a "special" handshake, I thought what an amazing moment for my son.

Meeting Taye Diggs at Mixed Me Event by The MOMS and PS from Aeropostale

Yes this is Taye Diggs actor and all that. But more important this is a black parent and positive role model. Something I keep striving to show my son to counter the negative media coverage that's been so rampant lately.



More then that still, this is also a black parent of a biracial child, who was motivated to make something positive and encouraging for the mixed race community. The fact that my son has access to see and hear Taye and Shane talk about Mixed Me, is truly special.

Meeting Taye Diggs at Mixed Me Event by The MOMS and PS from Aeropostale

But they weren't the only ones doing something special during the event. My son was able to donate one of his toys to Second Chance Toys, an organization aiming to keep plastic toys out of landfills by donating them to needy children at local community organizations.


Meeting Taye Diggs at Mixed Me Event by The MOMS and PS from Aeropostale
Meeting Taye Diggs at Mixed Me Event by The MOMS and PS from Aeropostale

After doing such a good job, my son enjoyed the event activities including snacking on cupcake treats and getting a fun tattoo.


Meeting Taye Diggs at Mixed Me Event by The MOMS and PS from Aeropostale

Meanwhile I was busy getting a sneak peak at PS from Aeropostale's winter collection. Time to shop for winter wear and a few holiday gift ideas!


Meeting Taye Diggs at Mixed Me Event by The MOMS and PS from Aeropostale

Thank you The MOMS and PS from Aeropostale for a touching event with Taye Diggs and Shane W. Evans!


Share this:

, , ,

CONVERSATION

19 comments:

  1. I love the idea of this book, too! I think there should be more like it, and kudos to Taye for bringing awareness to an important subject!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I had never heard of Taye Diggs before reading this, but boy, he sure is handsome. How fun :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sounds like a great book for mixed families and children! It's always great to find a book with good, positive representation.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This looks like a cute book. The only thing I know about Taye is he was married to Idina.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Mixed Me and this event both sound fantastic. Being of mixed heritage can be hard for kids, and I think this would make it easier for them.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This sounds like a wonderful book and an awesome event. It's so cool that you and your son we're able to meet Taye Diggs!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow. Looks like such a great event. I am sure he felt so special getting to meet the author of such an amazing book.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh he is a very nice looking guy. I'd love to meet him!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This sounds like such a great book. He seems like a really great guy and I would be thrilled to meet him.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am so jealous! I have always been a huge fan of Taye Diggs. He is such a talented actor.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sounds like a book that all kids and adults should read. I love the concept of it and I don't think this particular theme has been done before. It is a great way to get a conversation started with your kids about the subject.

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a wonderful event. You are so lucky to meet him. I will look for his book.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great event! It is nice to know that there are programs that strive to eliminate the stigma of being multi-racial.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This looks like a great event and it is awesome that you were able to bring your son. What an experience for him.

    ReplyDelete
  15. What an amazing event to take part in. I would have loved to get an autographed book for my little too!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I think this is a great theme for a book. My children are also mixed and I love the idea of them having access to a book that they could relate to.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ahh Love me some Taye DIggs lol That's actually a book I'm thinking I should get for my son. He is mixed with Haitian and Italian/Canadian and the race subject has come up a few times in the last few months,

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm sure it was still a great experience for both of you. I actually haven't gotten any of his books and he had another that I wanted to get. I might just have to get both at the same time.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Shut your mouth! I think Taye Diggs is one of the sexiest, and sweetest guys on the planet.

    ReplyDelete