So this morning I went for a little walk to costa downstairs and had to wear my bane mask (no seriously if someone could make me an actual bane mask that would be awesome... or some that are less scary). As usual the amount of people that look at you like you are going to either
A) mug them
B) infect them
C) both of the above
But today a child stopped his Dad to ask why I was wearing a mask, as usual I smile behind it waiting for what he will say.... "oh I don't know but we don't get close to people like that do we?" People like what? A business woman? A biker? A daughter? A patient? What am I like?
So let's clear something up Portsmouth 🙂 I am happy to tell your child why I need to wear a mask or why I have tattoos; education stops fear and judgement without education breeds fear. This is why you are afraid of me. I have to wear this mask, it stops allergens (pollen, pollution and dust), strong smells like your perfume, cleaning products and cigarette smoke causing my already aggravated airways closing up. The medications I am on mean I have no immune system, I am open to infections which means every time you cough or sneeze, you can make me very very sick. Any infection can kill me.
So people before you judge someone, educate yourself please, I may have tattoos but 3 seconds ago I was wearing unicorn slippers on a nebuliser, I may have a bio-mask on but you failed to notice my budda on my arm surrounded by shakra beads or the cross round my neck where this morning I was reading the bible.
I may be walking around with my head up high trying to be brave and smile, when all I want to do is curl up in a ball and cry. You don't know me to judge me, your child has a chance to part of a world where we educate people and stop hate and fear. Yet you sir, just made one more person judge another without asking a simple question. Why? #fear #hate #faith🙏 #educateyourself #judgementalpeople #judgemenot #brittleasthma #biomask #igotthis