I am a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, writer, editor, self defense instructor, volunteer, woman, dreamer, artist, egalitarian, activist, and survivor, but first and foremost I am a human being.
I am a mixture of cultures and people that don’t fit into labels I was raised with ideals straying far from mass medias idea of the “average family”. The rules of normal never fit me, but even so I tried forcing myself into that mold. Finally I decided to love myself as is. Free from labels now I define myself by seeking knowledge, happiness, and inner peace.
For me the human experience is a mix of amazement and confusion. We are capable of such beauty and ingenuity creating miracles here and progress there. We are capable to love and heal! On the flip side we are unique, but force on ourselves specific identities disallowing differences and harshly punishing mistakes. Cruelty seems to come as easy as kindness. Why do we hate and hurt?
Through my eyes I see that life is a journey we must take based on what we as individuals see, feel, and wonder. We must follow only that which resonates with ourselves. Some of us take it in pairs or groups. I have mostly walked alone, formerly scared, now moving forward with open arms. To embrace what? Well I haven’t figured that out. Maybe I don’t need to know.
If others could see me sans judgment they would see an individual who is enthralled with how all of our stories intertwine. It’s not just my own journey that interests me, but others as well. Our dreams and ideas are more valuable than gold. Once we realize that, life becomes richer. We each possess a specific brilliant light. My goal through writing is to show how each individual value empowers the world.
What are labels but a way to find order in a world that can overwhelm us. Do they define me? I think not.
“What is The Human Experience? It is the validity in your story and the story of 7,000,000,000 other people in this world. How do you put a label on being human? You don’t. You open your heart and listen. This is the foundation of our publication, The Human Experience, and we want to hear your story. Join us in spreading the diversity of the human experience with the world by sharing your story. Find out how to share your story with the world.”
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