In a startling article yesterday regarding gender transformation a specialist turned the tables on this rather arguable ‘right of choice’. I do not have any personal opinions on the topic suffice to say that each of us lives with consequences of the actions we take. For further reading click ⬇️.
TRANSGENDER ARGUMENT n a piece titled, ‘EMPRESS’, I kind of like the powerful imagery alongside the dramatic music. It takes me to a time, in my heart, where our personal power was defined by the contribution we made to the world. A time when love was the most respected characteristic we practiced. I got a glimpse of that in rehab in Mozambique. The local community lived in grass huts and all supported eachother. Although miles apart from one another, local gatherings saw people commune and catch up. Land was divided by a bottle in a tree or piece of rag tied to something, and territory was revered as such. Kids ran free in bushes, will little regard for anything other than playtime with friends. One little guy was curious and full of beans. At the evening soup kitchen he was always up for being spun around or climbed over one like you were his personal jungle gym. I remember how he used to laugh at my ‘white boy Portuguese accent greeting, “Oi coming vai.” His laughter seemed to fill the dense night forest and would echo in the dusk of night rhythmically accompanied by the melodic crickets.
EMPRESS Those years in rehab saved my life! Although I lost nearly 3 years, in total, the gains are immense. I have learnt that I am valuable and a much needed part in our world.
AS ARE YOU!
BUT ARE WE DIFFERENT; REALLY?
In the articles below, great viewpoints are put across to prove that, although we like to think we are the same; leopards do in fact change their spots. OR DO THEY?
(Pic of my new plant…..me playing photographer-photographer……not bad I think?) 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
The music below fabulous and so cool it transports me into a place of glamour and evokes a sense of style.
As a stylist I oft say to my faithful clients, and boy do I need more of those kinds of people to support me in reaching for my dreams. What I say is: “IT IS IMPORTANT TO CHANGE SOMETHING ABOUT OUR LOOK AT LEAST 1x PER YEAR. THE POINT IS THAT EACH CHANGE CHALLENGES US TO LOOK AT HOW WE ARE AND HOW WE EXPRESS THAT SELF. THIS HELPS TO ENSURE THAT WE DON’T END UP MAKING A FOOL OF OURSELVES TRYING TO BE WHAT WE WERE.”
Although I am anti ‘Ageism’, it is frustrating watching people settle for yesterday when today is so much more vibrant and fantabulous.
Having lost both my parents there are days that I find it hard not to have MOM around to bury myself in and cry out all my anguish about how we hate so much. The only thing that HATE does is make us UNLIKEABLE. So it startles me that in 2017 that we are choosing to carry the mindless practice of it into the future. If billions, or mere thousands of years has none of it taught us anything.
AN IMPORTANT THING…….
We may be different, but so is everyone else. Their different is equally as important as ours to create a world filled with love and appreciation.
Stay your amazing self!