Yesterday there was an active shooter in Michigan, today it’s just another day in America. We get up, we go to school or work, and we pretend that what just happened, didn’t just happen, because then we might have to focus on the fact that it might happen again.

The world is crushing me, literally. I’m so tired I can’t see straight, and it’s because there is so much trauma in the world all I hear at night are the many, many, people screaming for help.

Taking time for yourself is important, but there has to be more that we can do. There has to be legislation that we can put into effect, and there have to be people in power, who have the ability to do something about all of these not-so-random, acts of violence.

I have been hearing may disturbing stories about children’s storytime being interrupted by protesters because the people reading books to children are drag queens.

I remember the first time I saw my first gay couple walking down the street, a pair of men holding hands and going about their business, my mom’s boyfriend called it disgusting and ugly, but I thought it was beautiful. I was six. I’m 39, it’s still beautiful, but rare to see LGBTQ2S+ holding hands, and when you do see it in Surrey it’s an act of revolution.

I’m tired of everything we do being a revolution against hatred, but that isn’t going to stop me from dressing up as a faerie and handing out love letters. I’m just bitching about it because I have nothing better to do today, other than clean, and for some reason, I can’t bring myself to get started. I can’t figure out why.

What I do know is that if we don’t actually start focusing on the symptoms of the problems we’re facing today shit’s only going to get worse.

Sending all my love,

Devon J Hall

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