• Activism,  Well-Tempered Bards

    We Should Be Free

    It’s not about you, It’s not about me, It’s not about who you think I should be. Because it’s about you And it’s about me, It’s all about how we should be free.   Because it’s about her And it’s about him, It’s about being happy with the color you’re living in. It’s not about hate, It’s not about sin, It’s about being able to love the one you’re with.   And it’s about standing Up for what’s right, Raising your voice to join in the fight To be who you are To see past judgmental eyes And love the broken and bruised and comfort their cries.   Because it’s…

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    Hypocrisy and Why Love Doesn’t Win

    Hypocrisy: the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense. Hypocrisy is something I am all too familiar with. I first became aware of it when I turned 13 and began realizing that there were people in my life who said they loved me yet acted in a manner inconsistent with their words. At the same time, I became increasingly aware of this same practice in the church we attended. As I grew, I watched the hypocrisy grow around me until I couldn’t take it anymore. I was intensely sensitive when I was younger, I wore my heart on my sleeve…