A powerful hashtag is here to remind us that love is diverse and beautiful.
Last year, the Twitter account @BeautyInColor created the hashtag #POCInLove to bring visibility to relationships between people of color. Last week, the 23-year-old behind the account revived the hashtag for Valentine’s Day.
The photos tweeted by couples so far are unbelievably sweet:
Really, could these two be any cuter?
Some tweets are poetry-filled:
Other people talk about how they had to cross a cultural divide to be together:
The woman behind the hashtag told The Huffington Post that she created the hashtag as a response to the lack of couples of color and LGBT couples portrayed in movies and TV.
“It’s important all types of love are celebrated,” she said. “Relationships are hard as it is but it’s even harder when you’re dealing with racism, homophobia or your families not accepting your partner.”
With this hashtag, “it’s just nice for people to show off the person they’re with and possibly had to fight to be with.”
See more of the adorable couples below:
Us right now: