You are Perfectly Imperfect 

Why do you doubt yourself?

Do you not possess the tools to be perfectly you?

From head to toe, each part of you perfectly designed to be an impact in this world.

You are all you need to be to become all that you desire.

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I Hate That Word…

I read a post that completely disturbed me…

I am beyond disappointed, hurt, or fury…

Trying to understand how someone could be so simple-minded, belittling, and ignorant, does not come easy to me. This post, “I will not apologize to faggots”  how I hate that word, which is why I used * in my original post Call me a F***** Lover, visit here: https://aladyhoodjourney.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/call-me-a-f-lover/), was a slap in the face to anyone in the LGBTQIAP+ community and to anyone who supports them.

The slurs, judgement, and violent descriptions of how gays should feel about themselves in this post is a clear depiction of why suicide rates are so high for members of the LGBTQIAP+ community.

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Australian Human Rights 

In this post, members of the LGBTQIAP+ community are referred to as:

“damn butt pluggers…”

“Those nasty ass no account, filthy, shit smelling faggots should be disrespected…”

“disgusting, vile and filthy degenerates…”

“rejects from hell…”

“sick fucks…”

Saying that who they are is “sick ass, twisted shit!”

When it came to being discriminated against, she stated, “Those immoral freaks of nature are the last things slithering that’s deserving of an apology, despicable abominations!”

But, here is the quote that got me boiling… I wanted to reach through my screen…

“You honestly want everyone who is not down with your lifestyle choices to apologize to you if we so much as look cross-eyed at your nasty ass? Well, beg me to apologize to you useless fucks and please hold your breath until I do because that way, you’d all be dead because you’d turn blue and keel over before I’d ever apologize for a goddamn thing I say about you or to you.” 

In response to a comment someone made about offending someone with this post, the writer stated, ignorantly,“If they don’t like what they see here and if they are faggot lovers, then they can just ‘unfollow’ me and get ta steppin’! By now, everyone who steps foot up in here know my feelings or lack thereof over those detestable creatures. And I hope like hell I offended some filthy ass butt pokers, I hope I did ’cause I’m hoping they hold their breath while awaiting an apology. They some dead motherfuckers if they is!! LOL!!”  

What a bigot!

On behalf of my friends that are gay… on behalf of every young boy or girl struggling with determining their sexuality, and on behalf of the entire LGBTQIAP+ community, I am so sorry that people are ignorant… that they do not see hat the words they use, hurt. They are so caught up in the right and wrong, and because the do not understand nor agree, they target your lifestyle to bash and bully. They treat you like you are not a human…

…a human with rights.

…a human that loves.

…a human that feels pain.

…a human that just wants to be treated as an equal.

We have to stop using slurs like F*****

Please know that you are beautiful, handsome, intelligent, proud, bold, passionate, and so strong to stand up for your rights; the rights of others and for what is right.

Equality!

Never stop fighting, and never let someone tell you that you are less than because of the way you were born and how you live your life.

(For more information, read It’s not a choice… where I speak out against why who we are attracted too and who we love, is not a choice)

Here are some other motivational and uplifting posts that I hope can lift your spirits through the negativity of this world:

Promises

Self-Love Quotes

Please do not stop advocating for those who are being discriminated against. Advocate for yourself! Love yourself!  

-Pinkspen

via Daily Prompt: Slur

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Call me a F***** Lover

Anyone that reads my blog, knows that I a pro-equality… there are so many advocates that only support or fight against the concerns that they feel are important. I love a good advocate, because we all have concerns that we feel strongly about, whether its lead in the water, the #blacklivesmatter movement, poor education systems, poverty…

But, how can you fight for equality, if you consider some concerns, and yet, dismiss others as unacceptable? (That is an alternative fact!)

The equality for all who identify as LGBTQIAP+ is a cause that is just as important as any other, and should be fought for by those with privilege (heterosexuals).

Anyone can fight for what they support or agree with… that is easy!

But, you cannot aim to fight for true equality, if you shun, judge, and speak discriminating biases against individuals that are different than you!

“Equality means, equality!” -Pinkspen

I read a post yesterday evening that completely disturbed me…

I was and still am so disappointed that someone could be so simple-minded, belittling, and ignorant. This post, “I will not apologize to faggots” (Oh, how I hate that word, which is why I used * in my title)was a slap in the face to anyone in the LGBTQIAP+ community and to anyone who supports them. The slurs, judgement, and violent descriptions of how gays should feel about themselves, is a clear depiction of why suicide rates are so high for members of the LGBTQIAP+ community.

ftflgbti-large

Australian Human Rights Commission 

This blogger referred to members of the LGBTQIAP+ community as:

“damn butt pluggers…”

“Those nasty ass no account, filthy, shit smelling faggots should be disrespected…”

“disgusting, vile and filthy degenerates…”

“rejects from hell…”

“sick fucks…”

Saying that who they are is “sick ass, twisted shit!”

When it came to being discriminated against, she stated, “Those immoral freaks of nature are the last things slithering that’s deserving of an apology, despicable abominations!”

But, here is the quote that got me boiling… I wanted to reach through my screen…

“You honestly want everyone who is not down with your lifestyle choices to apologize to you if we so much as look cross-eyed at your nasty ass? Well, beg me to apologize to you useless fucks and please hold your breath until I do because that way, you’d all be dead because you’d turn blue and keel over before I’d ever apologize for a goddamn thing I say about you or to you.” 

In response to a comment someone made about offending someone with this post, the writer stated, ignorantly,“If they don’t like what they see here and if they are faggot lovers, then they can just ‘unfollow’ me and get ta steppin’! By now, everyone who steps foot up in here know my feelings or lack thereof over those detestable creatures. And I hope like hell I offended some filthy ass butt pokers, I hope I did ’cause I’m hoping they hold their breath while awaiting an apology. They some dead motherfuckers if they is!! LOL!!”  

What a bigot!

On behalf of my friends that are gay, on behalf of every young boy and girl struggling with determining their sexuality, and on behalf of the entire LGBTQIAP+ community, I am so sorry that people are ignorant… that they do not see, that the words they use, hurt. They are so caught up in the way society views LGBTQIAP+ and what they think the right form of sexual identity is, that they target your lifestyle as, incorrect! They treat you like you are not a human, just like them….

A human with rights…

a human that loves…

a human that feels pain…

a human that just wants to be treated as an equal.

I read that post over 10 times, since last night. As a black woman, I decided to take out the word faggot, and replace it with nigger, to see if the content of her piece would change… it made me feel the same way. So many claim that they are pro-equality or that they aim to bring social issues to the forefront, but in reality, they are bigots!

A strong part of me wanted to HYPERLINK the post, but I do not want to give them anymore views than they already have, and I certainly do not want her post associated with my site. If you choose to read it, (the title is above), please be advised that you may feel hurt after. You may become angry… I posted the statements in her post, previously, because I felt that those of us with privilege, forget what people have to deal with on a day-to-day basis because of discrimination (I do not aim to offend anyone, and I apologize if I did), so I wanted to remind them.

Please know that you are beautiful, handsome, intelligent, proud, bold, passionate, and so strong to stand up for your rights, the rights of others, and for what is right, equality! Never stop fighting, and never let someone tell you that you are less than because of how you live your life.

Read my post, It’s not a choice… where I speak out against why, who we are attracted too and who we love, is not a choice. I hope that you feel the love pouring out of my words, and once again I apologize for the disrespect of a fellow blogger.

Here are some other motivational and uplifting posts that I hope can lift your spirits through the negativity of this world!

Promises

Self-Love Quotes

Please do not stop advocating for those who are being discriminated against.

-Pinkspen

 

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Self-Love Quotes

Everyday, I am falling more in love with the woman I am!

self–love

noun \ˈself-ˈləv\

Definition of self–love

  1. :  love of self:a:conceitb:  regard for one’s own happiness or advantage

    Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self%E2%80%93love

“After all, taking care of oneself is everything but a selfish act. Indeed, self-love intrinsically involves acceptance of both positive features and those which tend to be perceived as negative. Moreover, it goes without saying that flaws and mistakes are part of our identity and should not be denied or omitted. Shortcomings, along with the characteristics we see as appealing, should thus be accepted.”

https://thehighheeledpapergirl.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/self-love/

-Pinkspen

 

 

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Beauty is…

“She just wants to be beautiful…She craves attention, she praises an image. She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor…she tries to cover up her pain and cut her woes away, cause Covergirls don’t cry after their face is made…She don’t see her perfect, she don’t understand she’s worth it, or that beauty goes deeper than the surface…You should know your beautiful just the way you are. And you don’t have to change a thing the world could change its heart, no scars to your beautiful…”

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