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When I originally started thinking of what to write about I was going to go a whole different path. But on Monday, my husband and I finally watched the interview everyone has been talking about, you know, the Bruce Jenner interview. It was not necessarily the interview that made me think, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are,” it was the comments about the interview and the video clips of hate weaved in the interview. If you have no idea what I am talking about: Bruce Jenner has finally spoke his truth, he is transgender. That does not mean he is gay. He said he is not gay. Bruce also said he has been dealing with not feeling comfortable in his own body since he was young. He would secretly put on his sister’s dresses and battle with hiding his secret for years. He told all three of his wives about his secret. Before he married Kris (Kardashian Momanger) he was taking hormones for five years! He was considering a transition back then.
Where am I going with this?
While watching the interview 20/20 shared a few clips of hate crimes against transgender people, and it broke my heart. Along with the hate crimes; there were videos of transgender teens who committed suicide, because they were bullied or their families did not accept them. Although, I understand that the unknown sometimes is confusing, it does not mean it is wrong or right, it just is. Nobody ever deserves to be beaten, killed, or bullied over it.
An Instagram friend posted a picture of Bruce Jenner with the word BRAVE across it. I am quite sure when she posted that image she did not expect to get people hating on her for doing so, or the vicious words towards Bruce Jenner to pop up on her IG, but that is exactly what happened. Yes, we are all entitled to our own opinions, but being vile… there really is no room for that. (We have enough of that going on.)
Who are we?
When we see people and view them as nasty for being transgender, gay, or another race, what does that say about us? Who is the nasty one when all we can do is judge and see ugliness. People are people no matter their color, gender, or preference. To attack someone for how they feel inside or how they look, raises the question: “How do you feel inside?” If a person is living his or her truth, why does it matter to us. Shouldn’t he or she be happy? Do we not want everyone to be happy? If you do not have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all….
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