Sunday, June 21, 2015

My Convictions!

The topic for the 26th day of my 30 day writing challenge is: Do you hold any convictions that you would be willing to die for?
I feel like anyone who really knows me knows the answer to this, but for those who do not know me the answer is yes. I have many convictions I would be willing to put my life on the line for. I have to topics I am most passionate about right now. These topics I feel should not be put off for our children to fix, when we can fix them today.
Equality: When I say this I mean in rights, justice, pay, marriage, religions belief, job opportunities, childbearing or not, education, and so many other things. I do not feel one sex, religion, race, gets to decide was is and is not okay for another group of people. Women should not have a higher death rate for heat problems because doctors feel they are “sensitive” and complain about pain more. Men should not have to worry if they will be believed or laughed at when reporting their rape. Religion should not dictate the rights of marriage for all men and women. I don’t even believe in religion and I would still fight for a person right to believe in it.
The treatment of the planet: I do not know why it is a hot debate if climate change is real. We need to live a planet our children, and their children can thrive on. Not some toxic pit they are trying to find a way to repair of escape. I do not think it is okay for a select few corporations to make millions milking the planet of all it has. Then telling everyone else to they need to be green and being green coast more than killing the planet.  This is one of those topics that really gets under my skin.
I truly believe that if it was not for the fact that I was a mother and I have every reason to live to see him become a man, I would be “one of those” activist. With that said I do have Noah to live for so I will do my part to be green, to teach him to be green. I will also do my best to teach him the importance of an open mind, understanding, and fighting for equality.

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Shakirah is a single mom to a 5 year old. She is a blogger, teacher, and graduate student. Her goal is to bring a more positive and realistic look into the lives of single mothers.

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