When I Look At My Daughter

xaria + mecoh + layla, goddaughter

xaria + mecoh + layla, goddaughter

I look at my daughter and I see a future as bright as the light she infuses into each day and every interaction.

I see my mother a brave & courageous woman from the Philippines who immigrated to Canada after marrying my father. I see my father, an adventurous small town Canadian man with a generous soul & kind heart. I see her father, a young African American man who isn't afraid to dance to his own drum. I see his mother, a strong & bold, Brooklyn-born woman. I see myself, in her wild & free nature.

Xaria + Lola // Photo: Mecoh Dixon Photography + Storytelling

Xaria + Lola // Photo: Mecoh Dixon Photography + Storytelling

Xaria + Papa // Photo:  Mecoh  Bain Photography

Xaria + Papa // Photo: Mecoh Bain Photography

Isn't it all so beautiful? 
Humans from across the globe created this little soul. She is a mosaic all those who came before her. a collection of cultures, races, religions, beliefs, traditions and dreams. She is a story of diversity.

This is our story. It is diversity & unity that is our strength.
In a time when the world is at a loss, when bigotry & ignorance is rampant and people are scared.

Xaria + her father // Photo:  Mecoh Bain Documentary Photography

Xaria + her father // Photo: Mecoh Bain Documentary Photography

It is her.
Her story. Our story.
Her light. Our light.
Her love. Our love.
That will make the world a better place.

Be human. Love humans.

with gratitude. mecoh