“It’s not about colour, it’s about love.”
Hubert (Scott) and I finally did it, we recorded this video we had been planning for over a year. It didn’t take a year to do because it’s a video masterpiece, it’s just we’ve both been so nervous and hesitant about, but after a few recent things happened we finally decided to bite the bullet and do it. We wanted share with you how we feel and our experience being an interracial couple.
Something we highlighted a few times in the video was how absurd the idea of being an interracial couple in modern times can be a cause for people to stop and stare, and yet we face this kind of animosity on a daily basis. Needless to say we had a lot to say about it and even though we both anticipated this little project to be about 10 minutes tops, we both actually ended up talking and giving truly from the heart honest views on the difficulties we face as an interracial couple. I had to cut the video from 50 minutes of usable footage down to 24 minutes, this was no easy feat, and it’s very basic editing, but we really enjoyed being able to share our experience with you and hopefully with time, and a little encouragement from you, we’ll be able to share and explore more things together in this journey.
This topic has been something in our minds for a long time now.
As I mentioned on our video, I wasn’t aware that being an interracial couple as a cause for discussion because we were both raised in a multicultural background and have always been in the company of people from different races, backgrounds. Sadly there are still a lot of closed minded people in this world who want to dictate who you can and can’t love, this is our way of expressing that we love each other far too much to let them get in the way of the journey we are in together, and for those who are facing similar issues like us, it’s going to be better.
I won’t bore you with anymore information, if you are interested in hearing us talk about what we’ve experienced then please watch the video linked above and let us know what you think.
We were both so nervous filming this video, we were afraid as to how we could film and how we would come across, as you’ll be able to tell, Hubert is way more articulate than I am so excuse me if you don’t fully understand what I’m saying, it’s probably why I’ve been blogging a lot longer than I have even considered recording a video before! But hey, this is just one fun way to try to get creative but also to express thoughts and feelings we may not have been able to share before. As always, the things we discuss are purely from experience and our own personal feelings and shouldn’t be seen as a blanket statement regarding one type of race or culture. I think it’s often a little dangerous to express such strong feelings online, especially with all the people who want to nit pick each and every word you say, but honestly, after the experience and upset we’ve faced the last few months, we felt it was so important to discuss something so close to our hearts.
It’s just yet another reason why I feel so strongly about equality, particularly about homophobia and why Hubert and I live in a home filled with love and encouragement, we have a space place where we want each and every guest to feel like they can be themselves without feeling judged. Once upon a time and sadly even today, a love like ours is judged based on the colour of our skins, not the quality of love we give each other or the blessings we offer to one another. It’s sad to think that relationships can have the added pressure of having a silent minority hand them rules and regulations when so many of us just want to love and be loved in return.
So do me a little favour, please watch the video, if you agree or feel with us, then please, do something to make a difference, make the first bit of difference in your life, help your fellow man, if you see a couple or even a single person being victimised for being ‘different’ do something about it, be the hero that that person needs, because we all need someone to remind us that it’s okay to be us, it’s okay to love who we love, and that no matter how loud the evil is in this world, love will always be louder.
Do something to make your parents proud today, your kids proud someday but most importantly, you proud every day!
Peace and Love