Lately, every time someone complains about what Trump is doing, someone else tells them to "get over it, he's the president now!"
But I am glad people complain, I am glad to know I am not the only one who sees the wrong, and is disappointed by it.
Don't become complacent, you don't have to accept everything a president does only because he was elected. That's not how democracy works.
While I can't make it to the Women's March, I would like to use this media to declare my support and my admiration for all the people who are raising their voice to protect women's rights -my daughter's rights. Thank you, be safe.
"I need you. Hold me," she seemed to say with her teary eyes and her wailing hands. I took one look at her and knew that anger was not what she needed.
I laid next to her and put my arm around her, her warm little body cuddled up and then she demanded soft, calming caresses on her face until she fell asleep.
I had a dream about a man who looked straight into my eyes and made me feel wanted for all that I am. Made me feel loved, free, young, in love.
I wish it hadn't ended.
It's very black and white when it comes to people's view of it. Some believe it is offensive while others thing that some just get offended too easily.
I'm unsure about how I feel about it, because I don't want to offend anyway.
Let's break it down: I guess I don't see why it's offensive for some black folks when white people wear dreadlocks. But then again, I'm not black. The way I see it, when people see something beautiful, they want it. They want to wear it, they want to copy it, they want to be it. So, could it be a compliment? But why should any black person feel like they are being complimented by a white one? Well, if someone I liked copied something that I usually did, I would probably be okay with it. But if someone I didn't like, did it, then I wouldn't. Is that the real issue then?
Now, dressing up as other cultures... again, I feel like they are trying to try out a piece of that beauty. That is, if it's something positive. If someone dressed up as a positive image of something Colombian, and portrayed in a positive way, say, Shakira, I'd be glad. If they portrayed something negative, like drugs... I'd be sad.
Also, something to keep in mind is the occasion. Halloween... well it is likely to ridicule the culture the person is imitating. Family or tourist posts that give out a Mexican sombrero... maybe it's just sharing the culture.
When people come to America, some Americans expect them to "adapt" the new culture, to drop the old stuff and act "normal". But then it's entertaining when there is a music video that focuses on those very cultural acts, dances and dresses.
I guess, I hope we can be more open to share with others what we enjoy so much of our culture, rather than chastise them for their interest... as long as it is portrayed in a positive and respectful way.
Is that hypocritical? Only the good? Maybe, but nobody likes people pointing out their faults, that's just human... and common sense.
If you disagree, don't be mean. I'm just trying to figure this out too.