I need a brief moment to address something, I hope you’ll bear with me. Over the last few days and months I have been receiving some hate and a lot of you are choosing to unfollow me for standing up and using my voice to speak for things I believe in: Women’s rights. LGBT rights. Minorities rights. Protecting the environment. Whatever and whenever I speak my mind and explain how I feel, I receive the backlash and a lot of anger directed my way and I am saddened by it. I do not mind if you disagree with what I believe in, I do not mind if your opinion doesn’t line up with mine, but what I do mind is that so much of this hatred aimed my way says the same thing: “Stick to what you know, write poetry and shut up.” I am sorry, but I cannot and I will not. I write poetry to clear out the noise in my mind, to speak the truths I believe in, and I am confused how anyone who follows me can be at all surprised that Love, kindness, and compassion are at the roots of all of the things I write, and share.
I will not and cannot apologize for standing up for what I believe in, and my heart hurts that there are so many who would walk away, fingers in their ears and hands over their eyes, because I say things they may not agree with. What we need now more than ever is a coming together; not a further splitting apart. We need More love, not more hate, we need patience and compassion, not irritation and anger. I write a lot about love, living a life filled with it towards everyone and everything, and I hope that is seen in All I post, in How I live. The same button you clicked to Follow me exists to Unfollow, and I am sorry so many feel the need to do so simply because I do not think what you think, but I am most sorry that in doing so, you believe I should not Think, at all.
I love you all, all who support, challenge, and engage with me. I see you. I hear you. Even those that throw hate this way, I love you, too. Thank you for the patience you teach me; thank you for stretching the boundaries of my compassion. I am here, and I am not going anywhere.