Jess is Chinese-Jamaican-Irish-Canadian. Brandon is Canadian of British descent. Race and culture have always been central topics in our relationship and this week, we’re sharing our perspective as a mixed-race couple. We don’t speak for anyone but ourselves, but we hope this conversation leads to more meaningful ones in your own relationships. We discuss:
- Jess’ mixed race experience and expectations as a model minority
- The importance of creating safe spaces for your partner in mixed-race relationships
- How to deal with family members’ blatant and subtle racism
- 5 insights for white folks looking to support POC in relationships
To learn more about how you can navigate difficult conversations about race, check out Jess’ interview on Global TV’s The Morning Show here.