#HowIResist Campaign 6

#HowIResist Campaign 6

Anything that can happen is by definition natural. If two women can find a way to sexual pleasure, then by the obvious evidence nature already allows it. If a man can wear what we now call ‘female clothing’ and not fall down and die because of it, then it is by nature natural. Nature allows a massive spectrum of possibilities; it is us humans that limit the possibilities with our fears, taboos and phobias, not nature. – Chude Jideonwo

 

#HowIResist

September 2010 was the turning point for me; the day I realized I could no longer continue to act like who I am not. I called every member of my family and within minutes, I was out to everyone. The sense of self I felt afterwards became my determination.

And so, I resist by being me every moment of my life. The love and acceptance of family helps with my courage and continuous fight and resistance. I will continue to resist. – Ekpo (Junior)

 

The pressure to get married to the other sex, the pain of keeping self truth a secret, wanting to scream who you really are to everyone you meet, knowing you can’t hold her hands affectionately in public or bring her home to meet your parents…

#HowIResist?

HOPE!

I hope. I hope that one day it would all turn around for the better, that Nigeria would eventually have sense, that the pain of the Secret won’t kill me. – Net

 

Living in a world filled with so much hate, where friends and even family would scorn you, the guy down the street could assault you, and even the law enforcement would humiliate and blackmail you just for being who you are…

The trick to survival is always to select your own family and friends who choose to love you. Wake up every morning remembering that it’s us AGAINST them and working 10 times harder to beat them in every way.

That is #HowIResist – Enobosowo

 

#HowIResist

I resist the idea peddled by ignorance that I’m a mistake. I do so by embracing every shade of my awesomeness, living my truth irrespective of their hate. The joke is on them. For all their hate, they are the mistake of humanity. Knowing this gives me joy, one of the tools I need to resist. – Fabby

 

#HowIResist

I resist by living. By waking up every day and living life in a society that’d rather I do not exist.

I resist by refusing to just survive, by flourishing and being fucking awesome at what I do.

I resist by hoping too, hoping that one day, this society will finally get its head out of its ass. – Jebudiah Simmons

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  1. Canis VY Majoris
    March 11, 21:24 Reply

    I’m in a really dark place atm and this just helped. Thank you Enobosowo & Fabby.

    #ScreenSaver

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