You know what's great about America? All of this ridiculous banter on whether or not football players should be allowed to protest. In other countries, children are being raped and slaughtered. Women are literally forced at gunpoint to drown their own babies (a product of rape) in internment camps. Humans are being hacked to death with machetes. And here we are, sitting on our fat butts, writing from a smart phone with two fingers about how horrible our lives are because we w...ere forced to endure the fallacy of, choosing to watch an American team of over-paid, glorified gladiators decide to take a knee. My father used to tell me, "you don't have to have an opinion about everything". I think that in the grand scheme of where we stand in the universe, maybe this is not the most important thing that needs my attention today. It's all about perspective. If the worst thing that happened to you this weekend is that you watched someone kneel by choice, you may want to broaden your horizon.
I'm putting this up now, just in case anyone is thinking about my birthday already... I am turning 30 (let that sink in) on September 26th. I do not need a thing in the world. I have already been blessed beyond measure with my incredible family and friends. So, I am asking that for my 30th birthday, please donate to our Angel tree program for the children of Bransford Pride. These are underprivileged children who have brought more joy into my life than any designer bag or sho...es. That's saying something. We have about 80 children, and most of these kids have siblings who are not in the program. My goal is to be able to provide all of the necessities for these children and their siblings, as well as some fun gifts that they can enjoy. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to explain to your child that Santa has to skip their house this year. Let's make a difference this year, in the life of a child. Let's show them that someone out there cares about them. If you can't donate financially, please consider donating a coat, soap, school supplies, anything for elementary school children. You can bring it to Copper Vault and we'll gift it when the time comes. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. #bransfordpride #chairty #donate
I do not know how to respond to the current events in America. I should rephrase, I do know, but I also know that anger gets you nowhere. I was not taught hate or belittling people do their socioeconomic status as a child. My words will come, eventually. In the mean time I leave you with this, because I can not say nothing.
"I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I d...on't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord." -Martin Luther King Junior
Do not stay silent.
I am incredibly disheartened to read the posts about Trump banning transgenders in the military. Not so long ago, we FORCED people to "enlist". Anyone who wants to fight for freedom and democracy should be able to do so. On a deeper level, any person who has been through a gender change, has to be the strongest kind of person that I know. Do NOT be dismayed by hatemongers, biggots, people who are more afraid of their own truths than they are of you. You are beautiful. You are strong. You are incredible. These are three facts that our basic bully administration CAN NOT take from you! Confusion=hate. Some people can not, nor will they understand you. They don't matter. This is your life. Grab your life by the reigns and let that kind of hate inspire you. After all, the best revenge is living well.
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