Posted by: Bwandungi | February 19, 2009

I missed it!

So, I’m browsing for pictures to use that would be boring enough to fit the utterly boring description of my boring day THEN I come across this website!

HOLY SMOKES! A movie about black lesbians showing in London?! I know it’s 4 hours away but gosh darn it, I would have sold my hole-y air mattress (the only mattress I’ve got) and bought a return bus ticket to London!

Please come to Toronto with your movies and please let me advertise them (for free till I’m rich and famous) on my blog! In a city where black lesbians are in hiding somewhere in Scarborough and only come out when a big butt stripper is in town, I’d have loved to be there and feel their energy.

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Posted by: Bwandungi | February 16, 2009

Sigh

Today is Family Day in Canada, where we all get to stay home and visit with our families and celebrate the logical bonds that exist between ourselves and those with whom we share genetic material. Here is an article to read about it if you are even remotely interested. There seems to be a lot of controversy surrounding a day off. I don’t see where the problem is. Hmmmm…

Intolerance is ALWAYS wrong

Intolerance is ALWAYS wrong

I got really jazzed recently because I found a podcast on my not so favorite show, the L Word. People were raving about it and in the little time I spent listening to it, I found myself raving too. It’s long and sometimes the conversation rambles a little too much, but it’s always interesting to see another person’s point of view.

Currently there is no TV signal coursing through the fibre glass connections in my apartment so it’s either with SribeGrrl’s recaps or with the podcasts that I find out what the ladies of the eL were up to this week.

I made the decision to listen to some old podcasts and get their opinion on previous episodes and heard something that made me pause. I couldn’t focus on the rest of the podcast and turned it off because of the intolerance I heard coming out of my speaker.

Free speech is a wonderful thing. Living in a world where discrimination touches only one facet of your life sounds like a dream to me. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and should be granted the opportunity to live their lives as they see fit (as long as no one else is being harmed). But ridiculing someone for what they believe is unacceptable. You can voice your own objections and present your point of view, but ridicule and scorn are what led to severe suppression and oppression of countless races of people around the globe who still feel the brunt of the discrimination that resulted from it, and as a person who happens to live on this Earth, I find it to be objectionable, so I’m stating it now.

Sigh.

What was even more distressing was hearing it from people who know what being ridiculed, scorned and discriminated against feels like. Kinda makes me think they haven’t.

Sigh.

Posted by: Bwandungi | February 16, 2009

Hello World!

I’ve been dying to have a blog where I can be my lesbian self. I love my lesbian self. I think she’s totally cool and I’d like to open the closet door and let some fresh air in, even if it’s only for a few minutes a day.

I’ve considered blasting the doors of the closet open with this video below:

Which would be totally cool I guess. Ah well!

Today I was invited by a group of people I usually socialize with, to go have some “tea” which usually means a large dinner with lots of tea and dessert type foods. We’re all from pretty homophobic backgrounds but yesterday I was challenged about allowing people to get away with saying things to me that discriminate against others.

Canadians are VERY polite and gay marriage is legal, and some of the comments spewing from people’s mouths are ignored. But tonight I decided I’d say something.  I got a strange look BUT if someone was saying something ignorant about a different race I’d say something so …

Sigh. Someday it will be different.

Welcome to my world! I hope you come back and visit!

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