Can I go slightly off-track? I know this blog was meant for LGBTQ+ empowerment, and I promise you it is! I will get back to writing to spread awareness and encourage people to accept themselves for who they are even if the society disagrees. But right now, I just need a platform to vent my feelings and thoughts.
I don’t want to regret anything, and I’m pretty sure no one else does either. I’m not saying live on the edge and do every single thing that pops into your head. What I’m saying is, never give up a chance for which 10 or 20 years later you might ask “What if?”.I know, it’s easier said than done. You don’t want to ask something because you don’t want to sound stupid. You don’t want to point out the wrong because you don’t want to lose anyone. You don’t tell someone you like them because you don’t want to get your heartbroken.
But do yourself a favour and have faith. Not in god, not in destiny, but yourself. Take a chance. If it works out, your life can get a whole lot better. If it doesn’t, and it starts to feel like your life is spiralling down into a black hole, have faith that you will come back with a bang only to accomplish the task. Have faith that you will never give up on yourself. Have faith that sooner or later your handwork will pay off. Have faith in yourself.
So take a chance. Break down the walls. Speak up. Let it go. Out of all the things you have to lose, don’t let yourself be one of them.
We spend our entire lives trying to figure out who we are. Sometimes we’re even pressurised by the ones around us to come to some conclusion. But once we do, not all of us are accepted for who we are. How is that fair?
People use all the courage they have to break barriers and come to terms with who they truly are only to be shunned by society for not being ‘normal’ What is normal anyway? According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary normal means confirming to a type, standard or regular pattern, and even in this day and age, we consider heterosexuality and cisgender as normal just because it’s more common.
All human beings are born equal in dignity and rights, but are the people who identify themselves as gay, lesbian , bisexual , transsexual, pansexual or anything that comes under the category of ‘queer’ really enjoying the dignity and rights they’re entitled to? Harassment for being ‘different’ has become so common that they see the need to create a community to feel safe. And this very need suggests the requirement for a major change in our society.
Legit-it is an attempt to move one step closer to this change. It will both help people come to terms with their identity and create an awareness to broaden people’s minds into becoming more accepting. So let’s come together to be the change we want to see in the world .