Your heart is pounding, and you feel like you are on cloud nine when you are with him or her. This person inspires you, encourages you, and makes you feel like you can conquer the world. And when you are together, it is as if it is just the two of you. You have met the person of your dreams that you can talk to for hours on end. You can’t wait to see them and hear their voice again. They get you, and you get them. Yet, for some reason, these feelings can become overshadowed by their race or culture being different than your own-fear, anxiety, and thoughts of “what if” start to consume you.
While interracial relationships and marriages are becoming more commonplace, they are often met with a myriad of challenges. The thought of discussing this topic can easily make you feel claustrophobic. What will my parents think? What if my parents don’t accept him/her? What will our community say? We traditionally have arranged marriages in my family. What do I say? How do I say it? I don’t want to disappoint or shame them. I love him. I love her. Is our love enough? These questions and sentiments are real. This eBook was put together to help you actively broach this topic and to engage your parents/family about your interracial relationship.