I AM...

I am whatever YOU think I am until YOU get to KNOW me. This is true for everyone else too, of course.. so don't make assumptions about anyone or pass judgment; ask questions. You might just make a new friend.


Sunday, June 5, 2022


 When we undermine our light by hiding our true selves and quashing our dreams, we deny ourselves and others a wealth of experiences.

We are each born into this world with a unique queer essence. Within us is a glimmer of the divine, a light that can potentially make the world a more beautiful place. But in many, that light lies dormant, snuffed out by fears and feelings of inadequacy. To spark it is to attract attention, face the possibility of rejection or the responsibility of our humanity and risk being labeled unworthy. Your queerness is a part of who you are and when you take pride in it, you affirm the love, esteem and trust with which you view yourself. Moreover, as you express the light within, you grant others permission to do the same, freeing them to explore their own talents.

For some, we are taught to hide our light from the world since childhood. Some relatives demand that we walk away for ourselves and our peers may be afraid to accept that which has been deemed unacceptable. The authority figures that admonishes us to be go away and hide ourselves are nothing more than test of our humanity. The vast chasm that separates those who let their light shine and those who seek to hide displays perfectly visible souls. You become a whole being -- the literal embodiment of your vast humanity.

If you have hidden your light for so long that it has shrunk to an ember, make a list of everything you do well, however impractical, silly, or seemingly inconsequential. Then ask yourself how you can bring yourself to life. The queerness you were born with were not granted to you arbitrarily. While you may never discover what impact your light has had on others, you can be certain that when you embrace yourself and share them with others, you will spread illumination in the world.

No comments:

Post a Comment