So, I was going through my FB feed when I read this: “These kids will March out of school in support of gun control but won't stand up for the kid being bullied in there (yes, they used the wrong their) class 🤔🤔🤔🤔”
My first reaction was: What an asshole, but then I really thought about it…and, HONESTLY, I COULDN’T argue it.
I know I wrote about the March this morning, but follow me…
It takes a special kid to be a leader than a follower. If some kid’s getting ragged/bullied, more often than not, others’ll chime in…especially IF the kid’s deemed “strange.”
Strange, what is that? Who defines strange? Who holds that gospel? I’m considered strange, because I’m a crip with tattoos and piercings, because I don’t follow the “definition” of a crip. I CHOOSE to refer to myself as crip, not handicapped (you’re out of your ever-loving mind, I’ll throat punch) or disabled (I’ll tolerate, but you REALLY DON’T know me, and this is the milk and cookies way of just calling me a crip). I’m a crip, born and bred. It says it on my back.
If that gets me the label of strange, then, so be it. I won’t AA stand for ya, because I’ll fall on my face.
Point is: Activism DOESN’T start at or after the act…it starts BEFORE.
Be good to each other.