With the world seemingly going to shit (aka continuing in the downward spiral since the election of King Cheeto McFasist) it's important to allow yourselves moments to breathe. Simply breathe. Oh, and acknowledge your fucking privilege, because honestly- some CANT BREATHE.
Despite my 'otherness' I possess immense privilege. I am white/cis passing, able bodied, educated, decently mentally stable, and hail from an upper middle class family. All of these things mean that places and space are automatically held for me. They also mean that I am able to step back and fall into the shadows when the fight becomes too much- THIS IS NOT A LUXURY AFFORDED TO THOSE WHOS LITERAL LIVES ARE ON THE LINE. And while I am not proud of my ability (and at times willingness) to fall back and disappear, I feel it's important to acknowledge this passive form of privilege.
Thank you to everyone who continues to fight, continues to stand tall in the face of nazis, those refusing to back down, those who carry on when it seems fucking impossible- you are the real backbone and grit of this country. I see you, I commend you and I promise to do more than just lend my words to this fight. And can we PLEASE do more to recognize the direct attack TWOC are facing? These women were the ones brave enough to launch the first brick at Stonewall, and yet they are ignored- in life and most certainly in death... More coming on this.
PS- this may seem like an odd picture to pair with these words... But let's be honest, half ya'll only care about seeing people in their underwear and couldn't give two shits what people have to say. I know how this game works.
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