We are Daniel and Diamond Morrison and we happily married August 21,2016. And our love is amazing. There is a special joy and peace in a love that never tires. Daniel and I met on a job I am now retired from. We had seen each other off and on for years in passing and never talked. Well, almost 10 years later he bids in the department I worked in. He still was of no interest because I didnt like him at all. He was not my type. He was over weight and scruffy more than I liked, but little did I know what was about to happen.
From ‘Black and White’ to Brownicity: Our story of transcending race.
We are Nathan and Lucretia Berry, creators of Brownicity: The Art & Beauty of Living & Loving Beyond Race. Brownicity (pronounced like ethnicity) is our platform for disrupting the race narrative! The term, Brownicity is a combination of the words ‘brown,’ as in we are all hues of brown and ‘ethnicity,’ as in that which we have in common.
We need your support and help to share what happened and is still happening to us: I am German and my husband is Dominican. I lived with my husband in the Dominican Republic from 24th of March 2011 until 10th of March 2013. We are married since 11th of September 2012 and we have a German Marriage Certificate. My husband applied for the Spouse Visa on 26th of April 2013 it was denied on 12th of November 2013 because of the lack of German language skills.
My fiance and I have been together almost 4 years now. I am biracial black/white/Jewish and he is white. We met on Craigslist in 2012. Our relationship pretty much started right away because I got pregnant. We talked about marriage but we both decided that we wanted to do it for love and not because we had a child on the way. He took care of me during my pregnancy (still continues to do so) and somehow, somewhere in between we started having feelings for one another and fell in love. Our daughter was born on Feb of '13.
My wife Lynda and I met in Maryland, US. We live in Baltimore. She is originally from Nigeria, immigrated to the US in 2005 and I am from Hungary, who moved to the US in 1995. She is 36 and I am 46. We fell in love and undoubtedly, mutually feel we found the love of our lives in each other. We met in 2012, engaged in 2013, married in 2014, and we now, born in 2015, have a baby boy (Obidimma, means "Goodhearted" in Ibo language, which is Lynda's native tongue).
My Story is probably not very uncommon but it's a very special life changing story for me and the woman I love with all of my heart and soul.
My husband and I met in May of 2009, through an online dating website. I loved his sense of humor and we got along great! It was not my first interracial relationship, nor was it his, but I'm glad he's in my life. We've made it through a lot, and my mom even knew he was the one-- before she passed, she used to call him her "future son-in-law" after he came over for dinner one night, had seconds and thirds, and then dozed off on the chaise lounge! He proposed in 2010, and we have been married for two years (and counting)!
My brilliant husband and I have been happily married for 12 years. Ironically, our beautiful wedding took place on June 12th, the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia. Based on my experiences, Canada, especially my favourite city of Toronto, is a fantastic place for mixed couples to live. I resided in Kentucky and Ohio for about 6 years and I have travelled to a number of locations in the United States. In general, as a mixed couple, the behaviour of others makes me feel extremely uncomfortable, when we are in the United States.
This story isn't just another mixed race couple, it's a gender issue as well. I'm a mix of a Choctaw Indian/Black race & I have my preference of being with a white man in relationships. Even in the gay world, me being/living in a problem also. In baseball I guess I used all my strikes..#1color, #2woman, #3trans(m2f)..so I have to survive, not win. I don't get frowned upon because of my gender as much anymore, because in the straight world I'm just a black woman, & in the gay world I'm even called a freak, which you think would be more accepting, but it's not.
You don't need a dating site, or even a good friend to match make for you to meet the love of your life. We met through volunteering at the same NGO 7 years ago to the month. It was my first interracial relationship, though my partner had being previously married and has two biracial children. I was initially cautious about revealing my relationship to others, fear of what friends and family might say as my home city has, until the last decade, been somewhat slow to welcome others of different backgrounds.