Jamaica like any other nation under the sun has its fair share of homophobia but a bunch of performing artiste spitting their homophobic slurs does not represent an entire nation. Description from rahdikalramblinz.wordpress.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Two weeks ago nobody had heard of Leelah Alcorn, she was just another teenager trying to find her place in the world. Hurt, she couldn't see a way out nor a life of happiness, she took her life and now the world knows who she is. At the end of her suicide note she says "My death needs to mean something. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look at that number and say “that’s fucked up” and fix it. Fix society…
Having a happy life all the time can be a tall order in our modern hectic and stressful world. As humans we need to be able to deal with all the emotions that life throws at us. When life throws obstacles in our path it is important that we utilise not only our own resilience, but be able to ask for help where we need it.
In the first of a two-parter, Mr HotSaltBeef talks about losing weight. "From an early age food is used as a bribe or as a reward. As a child we are often told that if we behave we can have an ice cream, some sweets or better yet, we can go to McDonalds. And so the seed is sown. We start to see food as some kind of reward."