Mary Ellen Wray Danuser Ellen Wray-Danuser

Writer in Aurora, Colorado

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I served my country for 12 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as a medical specialist and an army recruiter. I am a retired insurance professional and married to a wonderful man name John (Dakota) who is a retired Marine officer and commercial pilot. My husband and I enjoy traveling, car races, dining out, outdoor concerts, reading, walking, sightseeing and just hanging out with each other. I was born in Springfield, Illinois and grew up in Vandalia, Missouri. My passion since becoming retired is writing non-fiction books. I am currently working on my second book which will be a sequel to my first book, "Freedom To Choose."

I address issues on interracial relationships in my new book.
'Freedom to Choose' sheds light as to why some people choose to date, marry outside their race
I BELIEVE that issues on interracial relationships are not fairly understood in today's society. This is partly attributed to the lack of public awareness on the subject, which in turn is the result of scarcely documented literature deeply addressing the case from the rare personal viewpoint. With this in mind, I've put together "Freedom to Choose - Is Skin Color Really an Issue?" , a wonderful compilation of true stories from interracially-married couples all over the US, including our story.
"My book is about the different experiences that interracial/intercultural relationships encounter and why individuals choose to date/marry outside their race." The HIGHLIGHT of "Freedom To Choose" is about the need for people to be educated on the subject. Indeed, these stories deserve to be heard and understood."
The book mainly tells the story of me and my spouse, interpolated with the narratives of the couples I have interviewed across the states. It offers a rare look into the lives of all mentioned couples, revealing insights as to the rationales why some people choose their mates outside their race - a portrait of motive, intent and personal choice. The real names of the pairs are withheld but the experiences shared are authentic and real.
Factual and sincere, "Freedom to Choose" is a noteworthy title that clarifies the often misunderstood meaning of choice in the 21st century context of marriage and freedom.
“Freedom to Choose”
By Mary Ellen Danuser

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