I’m a little beat tonight, so won’t be spending a whole lot of time on this blog post. Figure I can share a couple of funnies some friends shared with me, and then make sure to remind you all of something important going on this Friday. My Monday photo shoot put me on ice for a couple of days – no one could ever accuse me of being a lazy photog. I get in there, and sometimes it means I get sore. LOL It’s always worth it though if it means my client has a great time, feels wonderful about themselves, and gets some amazing images to keep forever.
So here are our funnies:
http://mashable.com/2012/10/16/bodyform-facebook-rant-vide/ – a feminine product company responds to a man’s FB status.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/27-reasons-why-kids-are-actually-the-worst-6z51 – 27 reasons kids suck (yes tongue in cheek)
And now our reminder:
This Friday is International Wear Purple Day aka Spirit Day. So take the pledge at http://www.glaad.org/spiritday. Wear purple in memory of all the young people who have taken their lives or who have had their lives taken thanks to bullying. Wear purple to show all those who are currently being bullied that you care and that you believe they matter. Wear purple and make a statement, let the world know that you won’t stand by idly, that you will not tolerate hate. We’ll be wearing purple, and I hope we can count on you to do the same.
How many of our youth need to die before enough people take notice and make change happen? This weekend another young person took their own life after experiencing all the homophobic bullying they could handle. Tonight we had our wrap-up meeting for Camp fYrefly 2011… and all I can think is that if this young man had the kind of community we’ve built here, perhaps things never would have gone that far.
Tomorrow, please wear purple. It’s a small thing we can do. October 20th is wear purple day. Wear purple in a show of solidarity against homophobia. Wear purple for equality. Wear purple to let our youth know that there are options. We can make things better RIGHT NOW. We don’t have to wait.
Someone in this young mans life may have been waiting for the right time to talk to him…. for the right time to tell him that he wasn’t alone.
Make it better.
read more about Jamie Hubley at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2011/10/19/ottawa-suicide-gay-teen-folo.html
Today, people around the globe, were encouraged to wear purple in solidarity against homophobia, against bullying, and in memory of the several young people who have committed suicide in the last month because of homophobic bullies. In it’s simplest terms? Today we wore purple for equality.
Did you wear purple? why or why not?