I now want to help this community. I know I will make mistakes since this is all new to me.
I’ve talked to Lawrence about helping and helping me midigate my mistakes. He’s excited that I am willing to help.
In a hyper-capitalist society characterised by omnipresent competition, even empathy is a zero-sum game.
We’ve gotten to the point where no one believes you if you say that you’re happy with your body. I wasn’t around back then, but it seems like a few generations ago, people were sort of settled into the bodies that they had. Of course there have always been ways to ornament or ameliorate the body, […]
My selfie project started to become bigger than me. I was accepting myself and it was infectious.
As she hung up the phone, I realized that all the pain I had stored from all the people who hurt me was pointless. I was suffering because of what they had done, and at any given moment, they could either forget or conveniently not remember the details of the pain between us. It is then that I learned that my searching for acceptance and love could not be fulfilled by external sources. If I waited on my mother to love me the way she was unable to love me, if I waited on family and friends to accept me in spite of my identity, if I waited on society to affirm every aspect of who I was before I love, accept, and affirm myself, then the pain and resentment that I carry is at will.
The church needs the millennial hunger for authenticity, innovation, and social change. There is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow from the inspiring individuals that are coming into adulthood. (And just take a look at the generation coming up behind them – another compassionate, articulate, energetic group who want to save the world!) Millennials […]