I've been having some issues lately. Over the past couple of days I have been feeling uninspired. I've been argumentative and moody and overall feeling low. I have gone through some big changes and am having trouble finding myself in all the hustle and bustle. Change is hard. But I am lucky enough to have people in my life who support me (as long as I let them). Not everyone is that lucky.
Today, Oct. 20th, 2010, is a day to show your support and your love to those who feel alone and unsure. Today is Spirit Day.
Canadian teen, Brittany McMillan, sent out a message on Tumblr to anyone who would listen. She said:
On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the seven gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months, many of them due to homophobic abuse in their homes or at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality.
Now over a million people have pledged to wear purple to support this cause.
Purple is spirit. But it also means POWER. By wearing purple today you have the power to make a difference. Show your support to those who may think no one out there understands. Let's stop this cowardly bullying and take a stand. SPEAK UP! Nobody should feel that there only option is suicide. Let's get together and show them there are people out there who care. I care. That's why I wear purple today.
R.I.P Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase, Asher Brown, Cody J. Barker, Harrison Chase Brown, Caleb Nolt, Billy Lucas, Jeanine Blanchette, and Chantal Dube.