Staying Woke ✊🏿

So earlier today I was scrolling through my twitter and I came across a video that really got me thinking about a now common aspect that’s a touchy subject to most but it’s present especially among the millennials.This is the link to the video http://Check out @Refinery29’s Tweet:… I won’t really delve into what the video contained but those who will read this by any chance can tap on the link to see what exactly it was about.

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So the elephant in the ‘room’ in this case is how I have viewed and felt about homosexuality for the time I have known about it and learned what it entails. To be pretty honest ,it’s one of the topics I have truly tried to avoid having to write about in hopes to not offend anyone who may have reservations about it whether be it positive or negative. But today I am choosing to write about it because it’s no longer a subject that’s behind the shadows or hidden but it’s openly discussed .Then again, I constantly have to remind myself and those who take their time to read my blog/person journal that I don’t write for them, I write as a means of expressing my thoughts and feelings about what I experience in life.

When I saw this video, it felt a lot like a blind fold was taken off my eyes and I viewed the video not as two lesbians having a heart to heart conversation about their relationship but as two souls in love and it was honestly the most beautiful expression of love that I haven’t seen in a while. Previously I have had so many reservations about this specific topic because I have had it in mind to be hesitant in accepting something new and completely against a whole lot of my beliefs and principles that I got to be raised in. It went against not just my cultural beliefs but also my religious beliefs and how it’s perceived in Christianity. I guess I didn’t really know how to wrap my head around it and not be a stereotype about it but at the same time try understand what it entirely is about and why it seems to be such a taboo of a topic.

At first I was more of unbothered about it than open to it but that’s until I got to be in the middle of dramatic relationship whereby this specific aspect was the greatest factor. That period of time and experience with homosexuality really damaged my view on it. It felt a lot like it came along with immaturity of the said party and irresponsibility, emotional instability and just plain havoc especially because I was on the receiving end of all those negative outcomes. That whole experience gave me enough reason to feel homophobic just cause I had a terrible time .I realize now that I shouldn’t have been that fast to judge and jump to conclusions about homosexuals just from one bad experience with one person… Now I actually feel apologetic towards not having dealt with the situation better.

Despite what I may think and all my beliefs regarding homosexuality, I now think that with the growing culture existent and diversity in life, I’m no one to judge why people choose who they choose to love. I’m just one person who can either choose to be closed minded of such people and their culture or accept that it’s the life they have chosen for themselves and if it makes them happy, I’m no one to stand against their happiness. Love truly doesn’t have a choice and it’s not limited on specifics .Its non judgemental and free. So I may not understand the concept of loving someone of the same sex but I will allow myself to not look at them from a stereotypical point of view. That video really touched a part of me and the genuine emotion in the air between those two lovers was one that was quite undeniable. I acknowledge that probably not everyone who’s gonna read this will see it like I am now but well,its their choice. I am not writing about it to get validation on it, let me make that clear. It’s simply me acknowledging that now I think differently concerning it and I will strive to understand more other than jump into judging them. I’m staying woke people, you should too. ✌🏿

2 responses to “Staying Woke ✊🏿”

  1. I wasn’t able to follow the link (maybe a twitter thing, maybe a country thing, who knows?) but what I’m hearing from you is that this made you re-evaluate how you look at homosexuals. You’re seeing them as people now, with loves, and heartaches, pain and joys – they have become more than a trope.
    It’s sometimes hard to wrap my head around too. I know a couple of very devout Christian gays, and it’s like “Wait… What?” Then again, Christ said not a single thing about homosexuality. It’s that Old Testament stuff that really can get you into the weeds on how to view people, and being all about killing your enemies. And, when you get down to it, the Bible we use now was a political tool designed by James I of England – what books went in, what was left out, which translations he felt were appropriate. We still – 400 years later! – don’t have a good grasp of the Aramaic or common languages written at the time. Most of what we have was written in Greek or Latin 200 or more years after Jesus. That’s a long time to get stuff mucked up. And then there’s the Gnostic books, the Dead Sea Scrolls… So maybe the book is a starting off place to ask questions.

    On a totally other hand, there are homosexual relationships in the animal kingdom. Horses, cats, ducks, dolphins – there are hermaphrodite species like some fish or seahorses, I think. Are they wrong for loving, or being who they are? Acceptance – of people, of their hearts, of their souls, as they are – is a beautiful thing. I think you’re going to see things in a more loving light.

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