World years later

๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿพ3 years later and still the best of friends! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’–
๐Ÿ’–๐ŸพTheir first interaction together! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’–

World of sunshine โ˜€๏ธ

What do we have in here?

With the warm weather with us now, itโ€™s good for the soul and for the mind to spend a day outside getting some much needed vitamin D! Bugsy loves being outside, Taz has his moments, both value the fresh air!

Our handsome boy enjoying the sun! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿพ

My World Experience

I AM ME! ๐Ÿ’–

Life is neither black or white for me!

Thank you Mom & Dad for showing me and teaching me to love others no matter how different! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–. One of the reasons why I wrote my childrenโ€™s book of acceptance!

I was not raised as a black child, but more in my just as proud white cultural French Canadian side of my family. I knew I was a different colour than my friends but I never saw that until a few racist people in my life reminded me that I was different.

I got opinions thrown at me from both sides from whites and blacks as I was growing up. I was not white according to the friends I had in the white community and I was not black according to those friends I knew in the black community.

I never liked the way I looked when I was younger. I didnโ€™t have the Farrah Fawcett flip hair my friends had in high school, or the beautiful black Nubian look my other fiends had. I was justโ€ฆdifferent. I would get remarks like โ€œyeah but you donโ€™t look blackโ€ what was that suppose to mean? You wonโ€™t accept me because I donโ€™t look black?

I remember getting braids when I was 18, and had my assistant manager at the grocery store I worked at say to me, โ€œ I donโ€™t like your hair like that it makes you look black!!โ€

I have experienced racial discrimination but never told anyone, pushed it aside and shrugged it off. I grew strong with every harsh word or remark.

Today I see myself as not white, not black, but a mixed woman who has finally accepted who I am and what I look like. I donโ€™t take sides because I just donโ€™t but I am truly proud of where I came from!!

I am Canadian, I am of mixed race, I am a proud woman and I am not bound to any labels. I AMโ€ฆME! ๐Ÿฅฐ