I was initially going to post something else today, but in light of all the political insanity I can’t seem to get my head out of, I’m changing my focus. Next month, I’m going to have a great interview with award-winning author Genta Sebastian, who’s got a brand spanking new book, and I’m totally pumped. You will be too once you hear the juicy details. So we can look forward to that.
Today, however, I want to talk about safety pins.
I have a dear cousin who’s a pastor, a very progressive pastor. She texted me over the weekend wondering what I thought about the Safety Pin movement. I have to admit I’ve been hanging out neck deep in the sand since last Tuesday and I wasn’t sure what she was talking about. I did a little googling, and the idea came from the Brexit vote in Great Britain that stirred all kinds of racist, anti-Semitic, hate-filled rhetoric, just like what’s happening here.
The pin is meant to show support, a safe person to talk to, someone who’d be supportive. I thought that idea was stellar. But apparently there are those folks out there who don’t feel that way. What are your thoughts? Good? Bad? Something else? Do you or will you wear a pin? Why would someone not want to wear the pin?
Let me know what you think in the comments below! And don’t forget, Genta Sebastian will be with me next month, and I can’t wait! Here’s some pre-deets on Genta’s new book and pre-order launch party:
When Butches Cry will be released on December 15th, and I will be hosting a pre-order launch party here:https://www.facebook.com/whenbutchescry/ on Friday & Saturday nights, December 9th & 10th. Come join us for plenty of prizes, surprises, and holiday spirit and cheer. Save it on your calendar now.