Labels don’t define Who I am

Today is the coming out day. To celebrate, I thought that I’d share my own coming-out story with all of you. Everyone’s coming-out story is different. Mine is not necessarily representative of mainstream LGBTQ culture, but it’s a coming out story nevertheless. It is a difficult story for me to tell for many reasons – but it’s part of the healing process. Continue reading “Labels don’t define Who I am” >

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International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence

non-violenceOn October 2nd, world wide we celebrate International Day of Non-Violence. This day was announced in June of 2007 to commemorate the amazing humanitarian work of Mahatma Gandhi by disseminating the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness. October 2nd was chosen for this day as it is the birth day of Gandhi. Though Mahatma Gandhi was born 147 years ago, his message and methods still carry strong with us today.

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Racial Identity – Twins – Love is love

Twins Born Showing Different ‘Racial Identities’

I’ve been reading a lot of posts and stories about twins born showing different skin tones. It shows us how fluid and subjective these racial categories are that we are so accustomed to. Many claim the different sets of twins to be ‘biracial’ and ‘rare’. In fact it is very similar to twins born with different eye colours but we don’t automatically stuff them into categories that suit us, do we? How many twins do you see that are the same skin tone but have very different features? Is that made a big deal out of? No. Of course to the media and the majority, this is novel. Two children born to the same parents as twins, that look different… Umm?

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