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7 Nov

Barack Obama ha vinto le elezioni presidenziali per il secondo mandato.
Il Maine e il Maryland hanno approvato il matrimonio gay e il Minnesota ha rifiutato una legge che che lo vieta.
Il Wisconsin ha eletto Tammy Baldwin, la prima senatrice dichiaratamente lesbica.

Oggi è stata una giornata importantissima e favolosa per il mondo intero, per i diritti umani di ogni tipo. Anche l’Europa ha contribuito a suo modo a rendere più memorabile questa data.
Io sono semplicemente contentissima, non potrei essere più fiera di così della gente che nel mio cuore sento come miei “compatrioti” nonostante non lo siano effettivamente.
Vorrei – come già detto – poter essere là, per festeggiare e per vedere i visi distesi ed entusiasti della gente intorno.

Poco fa ho letto lo status di una mia amica, che istintivamente ho condiviso e che mi ha però anche fatto riflettere..
Obama ha vinto: il mondo è salvo. ♥
Il mondo è salvo, non perché l’uomo (e nemmeno il politico) Barack abbia acquisito un qualche superpotere universale. Bensì perché la sua vittoria e in generale il risultato di queste elezioni – Referendum annessi e anzi in primis – dimostra che c’è un gran numero di persone che vuole un cambiamento, che lo immagina nella direzione della solidarietà, del comune, dell’uguaglianza, della libertà, delle opportunità, della cooperazione, della rivendicazione, del rispetto. E dimostra anche e soprattutto che la gente, contrariamente a quello che si dice e che tentano di farci pensare, è PRONTA a tutto ciò.
Oggi, messo da parte il mio connaturato pessimismo, mi unisco alle parole di Obama che “ha sempre creduto che la speranza sia quella cosa testarda dentro di noi che insiste, nonostante tutta l’evidenza del contrario, sul fatto che qualcosa di migliore ci attende, fino a che abbiamo il coraggio di continuare a provare, continuare a lavorare, continuare a lottare”. E dico che oggi ho speranza.
Pensare che quattro anni fa, grazie al suo scorso Victory Speech ci ho fatto addirittura la tesina sulla “speranza”.

Four more years.

Credo che il mio intervento si possa esaurire qui – vi lascio direttamente nelle sue mani (e alla sua voce), che sono sicuramente più brave delle mie nel comunicare.

[..] But all of you are family. No matter what you do or where you go from here, you will carry the memory of the history we made together. And you will have the lifelong appreciation of a grateful president. Thank you for believing all the way to every hill, to every valley. That’s why elections matter. It’s not small, it’s big. It’s important. Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated. We have our own opinions. Each of us has deeply held beliefs. And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy. That won’t change after tonight. And it shouldn’t. These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty, and we can never forget that as we speak, people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issues that matter the chance to cast their ballots like we did today.

But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America’s future.

We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America open to the dreams of an immigrant’s daughter who studies in our schools and pledges to our flag to the young boy on the south side of Chicago who sees a life beyond the nearest street corner to the furniture worker’s child in North Carolina who wants to become a doctor or a scientist, an engineer or an entrepreneur, a diplomat or even a president.

I believe we can keep the promise of our founding, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love (ph). It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, abled, disabled, gay or straight. You can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.

And I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago. Let me say this publicly. Michelle, I have never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you tooas our nation’s first lady.

We got your back, Mr President!

Memerry Christmas [en]

25 Dic

I want to wish you all a very very merry Christmas! Hope it’s a shiny day and it’s gonna bring bright presents for the next year!
In order to do that I leave this 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN CHALLENGE.



12. (Dec 14th) A picture of your Christmas tree.

I’ve done it just the day before.

11. (Dec 15th) A favorite Christmas carol.

10. (Dec 16th) An old Christmas photo of you.

(didn’t find one)

09. (Dec 17th) A favorite Christmas tradition.

Shining lights everywhere around.
Plus, the “secret santa” with my friends.

08. (Dec 18th) Your Christmas wishlist.

1. Roger Sterling
2. Roger Sterling
3. Roger Sterling
4. Roger Sterling

07. (Dec 19th) Plans for the holiday.

Being with my friends-family and with my biological-family.
On New Year’s Eve.. I’m going to Valle, Rome. *__*

06. (Dec 20th) Describe Christmas in 5 words using adjectives, verb, etc.

Warming. Cheery. Singing. Giving. Love.

05. (Dec 21st) Give or receive? Explain.

Both: receiving is obviously great, but giving is such a enriching thing! I love to choose the right gift and I love even more to see the lighting smile they have when they open it!

04. (Dec 22nd) A favorite Christmas movie.

03. (Dec 23rd) Photograph your favorite Christmas decor in your tree.

02. (Dec 24th) Draw a holiday greeting.

That’s not really my thing…

01. (Dec 25th) A picture of you in holiday spirits.

Be brave. [en]

7 Dic

This is a thought that often appears in my head.
Be brave. Be exposed. Jump. Do not let fear stop you. Don’t let anything stop you. Be yourself.
These are important lessons. Rules I try to give me. But I’m weak.
Courage’s never been my thing. Instead of fear which is my great play mate. It constantly takes over me, it invalidates all my thinking, all my steps, all my decisions.
I damn want to learn how to shut it up. Because been brave doesn’t mean not be afraid, on the contrary it means to go beyond your fear, not let it win and maybe – if you’re really good at it – make your strength out of it.
Anyhow I have big troubles even only trying to move when fear takes me. I can’t react. I yield.

To my greatest phobia. Abandon. Sorrow.
I’m terrified by the thought I’m gonna suffer, again. I’m terrified to fall apart, again. I’m terrified that my heart’s gonna be trampled on and taken away as a souvenir and then forgot in a dusty drawer. Fact is it’s already happened too many times.  And how many tears do we have to cry? How many hearts to lose?

Problem is I’ve never felt anything else, I’ve never lived in a disney story and I’ve never met a Prince Charming, or a Jack Dawson – if it counts. I can’t live without the pain, without the love. Without lavish my whole self on to a pair of honey eyes.
I’m like butter in warm hands.
But I have no strength to say anything to those eyes and those hands. No courage to point out I’m watering down to them.
So I lose myself, little by little. Without making any noise.

I really wish I knew how to let my voice be heard. Without being afraid of the answers, the consequences, without being afraid of falling down. I wanna be brave. I wanna be exposed, make myself vulnerable. I want to say “I love you” even if I had to tell Chuck Bass in his darkest day. Because it would be true. It would be right. It’d be great. Releasing. It’d be everything.

ps. “I was born to be brave.”

LGBT Challenge part I [en]

4 Dic

Firstly I want to apologize for my absence but my internet connection is playing hide and seek with me!

Then, I thought to report  here weekly the 25 days LGBT challenge I’m doing on my facebook page.

#1Your sexual orientation or gender identity. Be creative in your definition.

I’m both heterosexual and lesbian. I should say bisexual, I know, but I don’t like the word. Also I don’t feel I like both gender all the time. Idk. It’s more like if I keep changing from one to the other and back, like seasons. Maybe it’s the usual way to be bisexual, I’ve no idea.

#2 Did you have any experiences as a child that might have foreshadowed your sexuality? 

I don’t think so. Actually I don’t remember that much about my childhood, but I know I played with Barbies, I loved to dress up and I adored to play the “mother-daughter” role game. I had only girl friends and I liked a boy.. is any of these foreshadowing?

#3 How old were you when you knew? What was that like for you? 

I’ve had the first doubts around 13, but I didn’t cared about it that much. Later, when I was 16 I fell in love with a girl and so on. I didn’t actually know what that meant. Were I going to be a lesbian? Or bisexual? Or was it a one time thing? Ok, to be honest I’ve known since the beginning it wasn’t a “phase”. Anyway I dealt with it very well, I almost immediately told my bestfriend who did react perfectly. I had a few vacillations when I knew there could easily be a kiss.. I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. But I was terribly wrong. After a few weeks I told my fav aunt too and she was quite ok even though she tought it was just a stage of my teenage. She’s used to it now and she’s cool.

#4 The first person you came out to and that story

I’ve already said that. Anyway.. It was one of my bestfriends and it was pretty easy to do. She already had some presentiment about it. And she was totally fine with it. Just like all my other friends. I wouldn’t have loved them if they were omophobic or something, I’ve always condemned people who have that kind of thought. Always!

#5 Thoughts regarding inner turmoil about your sexuality; Did you have any? Did it escalate to self-injury or suicidal thoughts?

Ooh believe me I’ve been there, but not for my sexual orientation! Not at all. I accepted it and myself easily. Most people sadly struggle with it, I know; I guess I’m an ecception.. but that’s it. Actually I am a “inner turmoil” person xD but this topic didn’t shaked me. Like if I was prepared. Well, I’ve always been very very gay friendly and “supporter” so it wasn’t a problem to me.

What do you wanna be in the world? – Found. [en]

4 Dic

It’s been days that this phrase rumbles in my head. In a million different shapes and shades, she bumps up everywhere.
Anywhere I set my eyes on, there’s the word “found”.


Maureen: That’s funny. You’re trying to keep from being found and I hope somebody finds me.



Prince Charming: No matter what you do. I will always find you.

Freud or one of his would say that’s all on me. And they’d be right.

All I want, all I need, is to be found. Found by inspiration. Found by someone who recognize some talent in me. Found by luck. Found by a person who really wants me without any impediment. Found by love.

So I ask myself.. What else could you desire? Who is the one that doesn’t want to be found after all? We all are little souls in pain wandering through the path we’ve ‘found’ for our lives and that we go on to pattern walking on it. Being this true, how can we not wait and hope to be found along that path by someone or something able to guide us, to give us strength and bravery, or to simply walk with us? Does somebody who doesn’t need to be found exist?

 

Hannah Witton

20-something, history graduate, YouTuber, sex positive, Hufflepuff.

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