These past few days although I’ve had mostly amazing support since I posted my recent article about falling in love with a woman… the keyboard warriors have really got to me. And I hate that they have, because I’m usually stronger than this, but we all have our limits. Over the past few days I've been harassed and bullied by a select few which for the most part, I am pretty thick skinned and don't usually care. I after all, I put myself out there and can't expect everyone’s views and opinions to be the same as mine. But what is unforgivable is that my daughter, my 6 year old daughter has now been targeted and what's worse is that this bullying hasn't come from within the playground... not by one of her school peers, but by an adult and a fellow parent. Yes, you read that right.
I am heartbroken, furious, devastated, puffy eyed and drained to say the least. In various emails sent to me this week I have been called a bad mother, a shit blogger, a nobody, that nobody cares about me or my daughter, fake, someone who can not see past the ‘bleach’ in my hair, not normal, sad, big headed, stupid, off with the fairies, embarrassing, sick, crazy, asking if I am ‘as stupid as I look’ and they’ve made references to my father and his suicide and that I must be from a 'crazy family'... this is just a few of the delightful words these people have used to attack me.
My question is, what gives another person the right to judge someone based on their sexuality? And further more, in what universe it is ok to bully anyone let alone a child.
This is me… unfiltered.. and feeling all the feels. But I will not let the haters win.. tomorrow is a new day and the kepboard warriors can be damned if I’ll allow this to take up any more of my headspace. I am who I am and I’m not ashamed.