BIPOC Parenting Series: Elliot's Story
As a community-focused company, Kabrita USA strives to be inclusive and to continuously celebrate diversity. In honor of Black History Month, Kabrita USA is featuring a BIPOC Parenting Series, for the entire month of February. The BIPOC Parenting Series centres BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) parents’ experiences. Our goal is to enhance greater representation of BIPOC parents in the media, as well as to amplify BIPOC voices and stories.
Today, we are sharing Elliot’s story about his fatherhood journey raising his daughter in America.
I officially became a parent to the most beautiful black girl in 2019. My entire world changed when she made her debut and the most rewarding thing about being her father is being able to provide her with a lot of joy and affirmation that we have grown out of place with here in the United States.
As a black father the hardest part of parenting has been knowing that as she ages, her intuitive spirit will one day question the affairs of her home. That there are people who don’t have the same heart as her parents and that her skin will pose a threat not only as an African American but a woman as well.
I would love to see us be able to walk in love and unity but more importantly be able to have the security of living in an America that seeks for justice for all. My message to parents who don’t look like me is simply: teach your children to love everyone because hate starts at home.
Kabrita USA BIPOC Parenting Series shares genuine stories written by parents from the BIPOC community. Each story offers a different perspective from their personal parenting experience. To read more stories, please visit our Nourish Blog.