Where do I come from: An Analysis
I come from strong willed, curious famers. Generations back to ancestors called scotts, pennsylvania dutch, cherokee, german quakers; further still to those who danced with the cycles of the moon and abided the seasons with ritual & faith. Saying grace at dinner & bedtime methodists. Capable, good hearted, sometimes naive, hard working, military serving, daughters of the american revolution qualifying, land loving, river admiring migrant texans.
“Described by a number of researchers as one of America’s oldest and yet least well-known and largely invisible subcultures“, I come from smithsonian viewing, rv vacationing, landmark visiting, vbs attending, fire pit singing, horseshoe throwing, rocky mountain or wranglers wearing, pasture playing, livestock tending, national geographic reading, early home computer using, red cross, girl scouts, independent, helping hands southerners.
Cornbread, pot pie, taco, spaghetti, or chicken fried steak night, do your chores, latch key kid, jump rope for heart, gifted & talented, just say no to drugs, FFA, 4-H, apple pie baking, rodeo sports, boy crazy, small town graduating, junior college drop out, city bound creative.
I come from a performance conservatory, business apprenticing, manhattan streets education. Service industry working, theatre district yoga, open-mics, dance-floors, subway/bike/ducati ridding, girl kissing, nytimes reading, bagel eating, street meandering, sexual assault surviving, theme parties, red wine, flirtation and enthusiasm filled decade.
I have been a beach transplant and an excitable community & cultural justice advocate. I’ve been know to socially participate, house & personal business renovate. A coalition building, divorced, good at the scramble, invested in spiritual evolution, flow arts occupying, cis gendered strait passing bi-sexual. An anti-racist studying, meditating, traveling, ego eradicating, glitter loving, emotional clairsentient sapiosexual who’s working towards integrating & recalibrating the unconscious and seeks pleasures. All of this to say that I am an intersectional human, like the rest of you.
So, since we are all magnificent and multi-faceted how about we lower our weapons, embrace our fullness, soften our words, compassionately enter the field of play, sharpen our discernment, make collective care a priority, and let love shape our values so we can be true agents of solidarity?
Also, please vote.