In recent months, systemic racism, police brutality and discrimination against Black people in America have been catalysts for tough conversations, including between Black and white interracial couples. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others has led many interracial couples to prioritize open and honest conversations about how society treats them differently and why allyship and advocacy are essential.
In this week’s Modern Love essay, the writer Jimmy Harney shares how a close encounter with an emu at a wildlife sanctuary in Australia gave him the clarity and confidence to be his true self. It also gave him inspiration for a tattoo.
And, the YouTube stars Khadeen and Devale Ellis can teach us a thing or two about surviving quarantine in a full house. The married couple share how they tackle self-care, work, family time, home schooling and more while quarantined in their Los Angeles home with their three sons and in-laws.
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