Woke up this morning and looked at this dope flick of my friends @miekapauley and @shanemaux and their beautiful family (been stalking it all week). I had such a different experience growing up, and while I received love, racism created an impossibly wide chasm. As early as 4 years old, I was code switching, switching hairstyles, switching cultural mores...and caught in a violent game of identity ping pong several times a week between Black and white households. I would, of course, never choose to trade my journey (big ups to God!), but this union and little Luca and Lilou’s free-spirited lives are proof that the needle has ticked ever-so-slightly toward #justice. Here’s to continuing the work to build a world where they can thrive in their formative years, and the experience of #racism is postponed as long as possible.
Come thru, biracial halos 😇 ✊🏾✊🏻✊🏽✊🏽 Also, both Mieka and Shane are super talented musicians. The #arts play a pivotal role in the development of biracial Black identity. These are the #facts.
#hm #thatwasaword #perhapsadissertation #FormyPhD #steameducation #dontforgettheA #itsimportant 👀👀👀 Also, don’t touch their hair. That was a freebie. ❤️