Type ‘interracial couple’ into google and then click images. Then, you wait.

Have you ever searched something into a search engine and been disappointed by the images staring back at you?

I have. The people in these pictures are not real. They are smiling for an advertising campaign that has been used as a marketing tool to meet diversity quotas. They are celebrities, the media incessantly speculating their compatibility. They are a stock photo of strangers who have never met each other before that day they were paid a small fee to pretend that they are madly stupidly, crazily in love.

The last thing I remember about my parents’ whereabouts is my mother screaming ‘where are you??!’ to my Dad’s voicemail.

Now I’m frantically scrolling through google images whispering ‘where are you?’

My parents are nowhere to be seen.


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