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Finding Love (Crossposted on my Facebook)

My heart is so heavy today as I mourn for the people whose bodies have left us. As I celebrate the wonderful lives of my friends' loved ones, and as I think about the hateful ideologies that have resulted in violence against the queer community in Orlando, I recognize the brevity of life and how easily it can be taken away.

That being said, I think a lot of my activism thus far has been based on my own anger/frustration, and while that is totally valid, I want to focus on practicing love-based activism instead. I posted this on my Instagram a couple of days ago, and these ideas have only been strengthened today: As difficult as it may be, I want to act on the humanity in everyone. I know it'll be frustrating, but in the long run, it'll be better for my own health. Maybe I'm just tired of purely running on anger, but I also think that social justice based on love, based on working together instead of competing, is as radical as activism gets.

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