Wednesday, May 31, 2023

I Miss New York

I miss New York. Now that I work from home, I rarely make it into the city anymore. What use to be a daily occurrence is now a monthly or a once every other month trip. There's a spirit to the city that's hard to explain to those who haven't experienced it. It has it's rough edges, no doubt, but there's an energy to it that permeates every building, every subway, every street corner, and even every person you walk past. The picture above is the first thing I saw yesterday as I stepped out of the subway and onto the street. New York was the first place to tell me "I belong", that my identity was valid, and that my existence was never the problem. It never demanded anything from me other than to just "be". Validation can be powerful.

With a record number of anti-LGBTQ bills already introduced this year (over 400), I have unfortunately found myself revisiting a lot of the anxiety and darkness that so very often dominated the younger years of my life. Yesterday's trek through New York City felt like an exhale. I still belong. I am still valid, and my existence is still not the problem.

Monday, May 29, 2023

May 29 ~ Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

"Today, on Memorial Day, let us honor and remember those who died serving our country, and recognize the unimaginable losses their families have experienced." ~ Bernie Sanders

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Who is still on Pinterest?

I am! My boards are mostly filled with selections from my online shops, but I've also added a few new boards showcasing my favorite Drag Queens, Screenshots from many of the online games I've played through the years (I'm a proud gamer nerd!), Memes (of course), cool stuff from, and even some of my favorite LEGO sets!

Monday, May 22, 2023

May 22 ~ Harvey Milk Day

On May 22, we honor the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician in California and a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement. Time magazine included Harvey Milk on a list titled “The 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.” Milk was not only an advocate for the LGBT community, but for all minorities. He believed in safe, strong neighborhoods and supported public education, affordable childcare, and equal rights for all.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

May 14 ~ Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, mothers, step mothers, foster mothers, surrogate mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts and aunties... be they wicked or not.