When I was a child I learned from my mom, that everybody should be able to live a life as we want to, that we should love whom we want to love, that we should be kind to each other.
Of course I knew and still know, that this is a goal which is still one to be reached.
But I was feeling it as a child and I am still feeling it. I was bursting into tears when I heard about violence against foreigners, black people, homosexual people. I didn’t understand and still don’t understand inhumanity. Cause this is one thing I am very true believing: we can live in peace together.
Ok ok, as a child I didn’t know about all the corrupt and nasty things going on not just based on “normal” people, also coming from governments and industries. The world is a bit more difficult place, than a schoolyard or a playground is.
I am happy that I raised in a place where I could be myself as much as possible, so I could choose my education, I could choose my university, my friends, my partners, my sexuality, my cloths, my way of life. And let me tell you: I met the greatest people you could think of during my studies, my travels or holidays. And you know why they are so great? Cause they all have different lifes, backgrounds, sexuality, genders, opinions, they have different ways of living. And they shared their lifes with me, sometimes for ten minutes, sometimes for some months or even years. And even if it were just ten minutes, I learned from them, I got energy from them which told me: live your life as you want, be free, be true, be open and kind. Through them I saw the world from many perspectives. And this is what makes me strong and free and happy.
I also met people who were not like that, who tried to limit me, who tried to tell me how I am supposedo be, how I am supposed to act as a woman, how I am supposed to live my life and how I am supposed to think. And I didn’t like that, cause they tried to take my freedom to be a human being, to act like a human, to think like a human. This people don’t give me anything, but I learn from them, what I don’t need in my life:
intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia.
Now I see the world changing (or it might come to a point were it already was before). It’s gonna be the so called “Most powerful man in the world” who is well known for his disrespectful, sexist, racist, homophobic speaches. There is a party in my home country which is also well known for the same kind of speaches and opinions which is getting more and more power and I would not be surprised if they would be one of the most powerful parties in my home country in the coming election. Beside these political powers (which is spreading all over Europe) the people start to feel empowered by them so they start to attack other people, verbal and physical, and they start to be openly racists, sexists, homophobic again. No, it’s luckily not all of them, but too much.
If we don’t fight for our freedom to be who we want to be and to be who we already are, then we gonna be the ones who will be chased through the streets, through the country cause we are women, we are men, we are transgender, we are homosexual, we are black, we are lefts, we are homeless, cause we are humans.
I want to be free!