Pride Month & Speaking with Love in Our Hearts
Hi everyone. I hope everyone out there is safe given the predicaments we have found ourselves in during this year. A Pandemic and then mass riots/racial tension is not what I think any of us had in mind for 2020.
I have to say how sad I am to see such division in America. It makes me sick. Seeing national monuments being trashed by rioters is hard to stomach. I never thought I would live to see our country be torn apart like this. I know my ancestors probably said the same thing, and they made it through. However, with the invention of instant technologies, I think we are at a disadvantage. While the internet and social media are a force for good a lot of the times, it has also become a source for perpetuating division and discord. Gone are the days of healthy debates and agreeing to disagree. Now if you have a differing opinion, you risk being demonized. What ever happened to respecting the opinions of others as long as no one is being harmed?
I am a human rights advocate. I believe all humans matter. Nonetheless, I didn’t understand the idea of white privilege until my boss educated us. I never saw myself as having “privilege,” but I am starting to understand it. I don’t have to worry about being followed around in a store if I have a hoodie pulled up over my head. In fact, there are many things I don’t have to worry about as a white female.
I am straight female also, so no one is going to bust my chops for my sexual orientation. Still, there are members of the population who will always be ostracized for their orientation. I don’t quite see how anyone should be shunned for loving someone. We are souls wrapped in flesh. I’ve said that for years. So in honor of PRIDE month, I want to wish everyone out there love and happiness. Be who you are. Love is love. Embrace your strengths, and rock on!
Stay safe and happy my friends!