Welcome to a dialogue, with an intention to educate, celebrate, and every now and again attempt to define what “OTHER” means to the human kind. We check other is an idea birthed from a real life issue that as a mother of multi-racial and multi-cultural children, I’ve found to be so 19th century. Pre-evolutionary! Oh how the world has evolved! We have cars, lights, houses built in days instead of months by life sized machines. We have buildings that attempt to touch the sky, women can learn now and participate in society. So many items and events that have shaped our existence. Milestone after milestone we move forward and continue to grow with the sweat of the human resolve. With the evolution and the passing of laws throughout the U.S. and some parts of the world people who don’t look or think exactly alike have been allowed to co-exist. From that cohabitation, millions of children are born each year, and they are left to fall through the cracks of a cracked society. One that hasn’t quite mended all of the wounds of the past in order to facilitate a stable foundation to continue to move forward. These children love a mother that looks different from their father or vise versa, and even participate if different sometimes conflicting cultures. Some have grandparents, siblings, cousins, uncles, aunts and additional family members who look different, believe different, were raised completely different, yet they are being provided a unique opportunity within the confines of their home to enjoy them both…sometimes. Outside of their comfort zones are a different environment at time, some are good and some are bad. I personally don’t believe anyone has bad intentions. Most negative perceptions are really just based on a lack of knowledge about someone that we haven’t been exposed to. I hope that you will join me! Here anyone and everyone is welcome. All that are different and even those that are not from a multi-racial or multi-cultural perspective. Maybe you’re apart of a culture where you don’t look exactly like those around you. You are lighter, or darker. Maybe you have different hair texture of eye color and came from the same mother and father that are culturally alike. Genes are an awesome part of who we are, and they have plenty to do with out outward appearances and even predisposed conditions. I sometimes make the correlation I have coffee, but I just can’t bear it without cream, and raw sugar. I look forward to a long lasting relationship of discovery and milestones together. Thank you!