When I reflect back on my time growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am beyond grateful that I got to call that diverse place my home for so many years. Living there opened my eyes so much wider to the world and all that it is made up of. From the experiences to the people, it is such a diverse place that allows one to appreciate what may or may not make someone “different.”
Marginalized groups in our society have been fighting for this simple human right, of equality, for far too long. Just because someone is marked as “different,” by society's standards, does not mean that they should be treated any differently. We are all human with flaws and imperfections that make us unique so who would want to live in a world where there is no “different” anyway? That does not sound fun to me, as there is so much to learn from others and what they have experienced.
[bf_image id="6j5qpcbq75rxgstt8jj7w7h"] Thinking about ways to continue to work toward equality for all people is something that all of us should contribute to in order for there to be a better understanding of the necessary changes that need to be made, so that our society can get rid of hateful practices that have been in place and engrained in the minds of many for far too long. Progress and striving for inclusion, and equality is a good thing, it is something that really can only make this world a better place for all who live in and call it their home. My hope is that people can continue to open their hearts and minds and recognize the importance of ALL people feeling safe and worthy.