Thursday, June 27, 2013
We are experiencing great social revolution. A society filled with respect and kindness benefits us all. I am amazed at what I m seeing around me. It's hopeful.
Bigotry and hate are intolerable.
I grew up in rural Alabama. I am olive skinned with kinky curly hair and tan very easily. My race was questioned often and I felt the sting of discrimination. There were lines clearly delineating who belonged where. I knew in my heart that crap was wrong.
Yesterday I flipped through a slideshow on the internet about dating advice. The site happened to be Essence magazine. I didn't think too much about it but was pleasantly surprised that one of the couples depicted was interracial. It made me smile. It wasn't an issue.
As a child that would had been unthinkable.
I am looking forward to the time when beauty is celebrated in all sizes. Fat shaming will be unthinkable. We are judged for who we ARE not just how thin we can become. Thin is not a virtue.
I wish you joy and peace, love and laughter and the satisfaction of finding your place in the world.