Tag Archive | respect

Morgan Freeman – Please stand for office, somewhere, somehow

In addition to any of my own original posts that I may write, most days I browse through some YouTube videos and, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ll pick on some to share with you, my dear readers. Sometimes I go through a second selection process if I’ve built up a backlog of open tabs awaiting sharing on here.

Then, occasionally, one comes along that I feel deserves immediate sharing because it sends a message; either about how I feel in that moment or because I sense that it has an important part to play in our lives at the present time.

A number of my preselected videos over time have featured Morgan Freeman’s views, but none have condensed the man’s approach to the lives we live more than this short clip.

I SO wish this man were in the White House rather than the present incumbent. Or, maybe, U. N. Secretary General?

Certainly his voice needs to be heard, and heard loud …

Rev. Al Sharpton’s stirring eulogy for George Floyd – You had your knee on our neck

It’s so sad that it took the death of one man to bring to the fore such a deep and meaningful expression, but in all my time I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more telling statement regarding the suppression of Human Rights.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, and no matter which minority group (or groups) you find yourself in, I hope that Rev. Al Sharpton’s words will ring out as a call for equality now and in the future.

Get your knees off our necks!!

Sending love and hope to you all.

Black Lives Matter – Five Stars for Rockstar

I play a lot of GTA-V Online (Grand Theft Auto 5) which, for those of you who might never have heard of it, is a game produced by Rockstar Games which is intended as a parody of “American life” and is full of violence, killing, gun running, drug running, and assorted other misdemeanours.

When I tried to log in this evening the game informed me that the servers were down and so I went online to their site to see if there was any particular reason for this and was amazed to see THIS on the screen …

Black Lives Matter

In my opinion, for the producer of a game which embodies violence to take a stand like this is quite awesome, especially when the President of the country they are parodying doesn’t give a FLYING F**K for anyone but himself.

There will, of course, be the imbeciles who just complain “Hey, I can’t get on to my game!! To hell with George Floyd!!”. Well to them I say “It’s time to GROW UP!!!”

Wishing you all every peace and happiness, whether you be black, white, brown, yellow, straight, gay, trans, non-binary or a bleached tomato with fungus growing out of your ears.

We are ALL human!

A fresh view on gender stereotypes

I’ve not posted for a few days because despite trying to keep you all boosted up during the current pandemic I fell into a slump myself due to all this prolonged isolation. During this time I have, however, continued to research things that I consider you might enjoy and happened upon this very clever little film which looks at gender stereotypes from a “reversed” viewpoint.

I do encourage you to watch it right through to the point at which the credits start. 😀

 

Thank you

It’s time to say a big “Thank You” to all our front line workers.

Answers to yesterday’s quiz are below the video.

 

The people or characters who said these quotes were …

  1. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford
  2. “You’re mad, bonkers, off your head! But I’ll tell you a secret: all the best people are.” Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
  3. “You’re never too old to be young” Snow White
  4. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm” Winston Churchill
  5. “The best way to predict the future is to create it” Abraham Lincoln
  6. “My momma always said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get’.” Forrest Gump
  7. “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first” Mark Twain
  8. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life” J. K. Rowling

Stay safe.

Finding the good in the bad

Even though it’s been very mild on the whole, it has been a very long and lonely winter. Severe bouts of depression have been interrupted by our transgender group meetings, visits to my nephew’s place afterwards, and the occasional coffee with friends. For all of these things I am particularly grateful.

The past week to ten days has been a complete roller-coaster of emotions, for various reasons, but this past weekend I managed to feel a blessing on the edge of calamity and it has given me a new perspective.

Continue reading

Fife Voluntary Action Awards 2018

This goes with huge thanks to my fellow volunteers.

I’m delighted to announce that the local transgender group I help run, Transgender Fife, has been shortlisted for an award in the Equality & Diversity category at this year’s Fife Voluntary Action Awards.

Thanks go out to all who support us and spread the word.

This is quite an achievement in our first year of independence!!

The Ceremony takes place on the evening of Thursday 7th June, so we hope you’ll all be sending love and positive vibes that evening. 😀

WP Header01 1280x444

 

Double standards and gagging orders – Part deux

Original post

You know what?  I really can’t be bothered to make a case in my own defence.

While I was enjoying a coffee out with a friend of mine earlier and we were clucking away like the couple of old hens we are it crossed my mind that I really don’t need all the angst and emotional upheaval that’s been going on in my life lately.

All I need is to be ME.

Being ME is enjoyable. Being ME is relaxing. Being ME is less stressful than worrying about what other people think of me. Being ME is healthy!!!

So, to hell with the past!  This girl is only looking forward and upwards, and watch out because she’s a handful !!! 😀

Hope everyone has as good a day as I’ve had. 🙂

Now get those hips a-moving because for all of you and for me “The Only Way is UP!”

Lay on the virtual couch and tell me about it

Time for some self-therapy.

I crave dopamine!! I always have.

Just recently I’ve been fortunate enough to have been producing more than my fair share of it as I watch events unfold around me. But, this has a down side too. The sudden, comparatively huge rush of it compared to my normally dull existence has seen me lose some of my inhibitions as far as expressing my inner thoughts, to a point where I think I’m overstepping the line and need to rein myself in.

Last night I did some deep thinking about this and I was starting to see what is happening and, more importantly, the reason why.

Continue reading