Svenya Catrice Nimmons was born on March 24, 1977 in Charlotte, North Carolina to the parents of Tyrone and Johanna Nimmons. She is best known for her self-help book for biracial teens called, "Just Because I'm Mixed Doesn't Mean I'm Confused: Empowering Within and Discovering Your Hairitage" in which kicked off her popularity in the biracial community and through the media.
The daughter of a German mother and an African-American father, she shares the experience of growing up in the South with a Swedish name and a Southern accent through her interviews on race, depression, health and living with a learning disability.
Nimmons has appeared on The Ryan Seacrest Morning Show, Entertainment Tonight, as well as countless local radio stations and abroad such as BBC London Talk Radio. She continues to tour the US for appearances to discuss the issues of healthy biracial and multi-cultural family lifestyles. As a motivational writer, she also contributes material to various publications on her opinion on biracial hair, parenting advice and overcoming some of the self-identity issues that plague the biracial community, specifically teens and young adults.
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