Thank you for hurting me and pushing me, making me into the warrior I am today. The world gives hard lives to those that have the capacity to survive it. So excuse me while I prove the world right, and prove y’all wrong.
7. You’re not gonna tell me who I am. I’m gonna tell you who I am.
What you earn you have to earn by showing the world that you are strong, confident, intelligent, and important.
While the content of these events continues to change and develop — whether it be about movements for equality, history, or a celebration of culture — what seems to stay the same are the characters that attend said events.
We often assume that we understand exactly what’s going on in these heads and hearts of ours, but realistically the problems that we face can be too big to process without intentional dissection and examination beyond the immediate moment we experience it.
3. Online Thuggery.
1. Someone else has your face.
Both are pushed down in society, giving them a sense of understanding and empathy, because they each know what it feels like to be judged before you even open your mouth.
Fun fact: I easily convinced my grandmother that Chad Michaels was in fact Cher. That’s top quality drag.
2. You try to fit the homonormative gay ideal.