The world isn’t filled with ‘haters’ and ‘toxic people.’ It’s filled with people who are hurting and trying, ineffectively, to give themselves some relief. So distance yourself if you must, but try to do it with empathy, not judgment. The only cure for ‘haters’ is love, so try to show them more kindness than they showed you. This is how we can slowly make the world a more loving place.
This was a little haphazard to put together. It started as a general comic about love after a really bad few weeks for me, and it had to evolve from there. I wanted to try to make something positive and inclusive. I hope this is just that.
However, I don’t want to deter the conversation from the fact that there was a hate crime committed yesterday against the LGBTQIA/Latin-American community and fifty lives were lost. Here are ways you can help Orlando, protest the blood Ban on queer men, also How to help Trans people of Color. (They were written by a dear friend of mine and Queer writer Katie Dupere; this comic is for her). <3
For a while, my world was not mine at all and I was not sure who was in control. For a while, I was not enough for freedom and I was not sure why I was not free. For a while I knew what doubt was. Now, I am aware it was never my world for the taking, but my life is like a spiders web, a constellation of stars, all the seas and rivers. My life will never be my own as I am made up from others; my friends, my family, my neighbours and my influences. My world was never truly my own as we are all one.