What I love (& appreciate) about being QUEER is, that for the first 40odd years of my life, I practically disappeared into that invisible void .. trying to fit into an inhospitable unacceptable mainstream world. But now that I have re-recognized my own individuality, there will no longer be the possibility of ME not being seen, during the life I have left remaining…ever again.
every time i see these i think about what i love about being queer and i’m filled with joy that i can be who i am despite all i was told and made to feel about my otherness. I love being a queer Black woman. The struggle is ever present and i’ve got work to do but i can relish in the fact that i celebrate all of who i am and remain true to my individual ways of loving and expressing.
ALL THE HEARTS. <3<3<3<3<3
What I LOVE about being QUEER screens in Peterborough, ON next week!
What I love about being queer:
being able to redefine myself again and again.
feeling loved and accepted and understood by the community.
knowing to have friends worldwide.
loving myself without questioning it.
calling myself ‘Kia’ with pure honesty.
having fun with people that know my challenges. d
iscussing about the really important stuff.
realizing that it get’s better.
helping others to accept and love themselves.
arguing about how-to-gender-words-appropriately.
getting to know interesting people just by being in the community.
saying ‘queer’ and knowing that this is who I am.
caring about people I don’t know, because I know their struggles.
sharing the message of love, not hate.
Spread love, not hate. Because love is love. Be yourself. And love yourself for who you are. Dream as big as you can.
“What I love about being queer is the the confidence not to identify yourself by others perceptions… It’s ok to be whoever you feel you are…. Whether that changes day to day or not.”
-Churchy (Cambridge, UK)