And, I’m back! I hope you all enjoyed Kevin’s #ManMonday posts, found them helpful and shared them with the men in your lives. Click on the above hashtag for all of the posts, in case you missed one. There was talk in the comments section of Kev having a regular segment on this here blog of mine…the jury’s out on that one 😉
You may have noticed that I don’t usually talk about the racial makeup of my family on here. I haven’t purposefully avoided it, it just hasn’t really been something that’s as top of mind to us as it is for others when they see us. Having said that, both Kev and I are very comfortable talking about race and are very aware of how the world sees us – both individually, a couple and a family. Race and racial prejudice is a very real thing and it’d be irresponsible for us not to openly talk about it with Kai. As much as the world has a dark racial past, (and in many places, this is still the case) I believe that more healthy dialogue and understanding between races will help us avoid a lot of the hate that not so long ago was widely accepted and let’s not forget, legal, in South Africa.
In honour of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday #Mandela100, I created this video where I share what #BetheLegacy means in my life. While we need to be hopeful and look to the future, we can’t ignore our history. In order to move forward, we must remember where we came from and those who made it possible for us to be where we are now. I hope you find inspiration in what I have to say, and strive to be the legacy in your own way. Let me know if you’d be interested in me sharing more about our multi-racial family.
I’d love to know, what does #BetheLegacy mean to you?