I feel as if I need to broach a subject from a point of view I am not comfortable nor well versed in. As a writer of this blog I have always imagined myself as the writer of this story that is my life. The storyteller of what this life is and how it feels from the mind of a single, inconsequential face in the crowd. I am a person just like you, whoever you are, wherever you are.
Today I am not. Today I am the author of this blog, the person behind the artistic, and even sometimes poetic, voice that speaks through these pages.
As this person I need to explain to those of you that stumble upon this blog that something I am very passionate about is the truth, and acceptance. I have become aware of an individual that may or may not have stolen my words from these pages. I, like many of you, judged him at first, thought only someone that does not respect another does this. Someone has revealed to me that this information may have been misconstrued. As I pondered this possibility I realized that it did not matter. It doesn't matter if that person passed my words off as theirs or not because, in truth, he still passed them on. He shared those words with so many that it somehow led to the creation of a webpage about what he did that can be found on Google. That's right, google. The girl next door from nowhere America is sparking a revolution against plagiarism...I'll admit it's a bit exciting.
But I'm getting away from the point. I began this blog in order to show the world what it is through my eyes, in order to change it. If people can see life from enough points of view maybe they will someday accept them all. Equality and respect and knowledge and truth, this is what matters. Not what was said or who said it or how they pronounced the words. Someone stopped to take a moment to make me see that this person has brought all of you to me, and me to you. For that I am grateful, and also nervous that I am speaking to a much larger audience than I was aware. I ask of you only one thing: respect each other and the fact that we are all different and unique, in the most amazing and indefinable ways.
If you take nothing from these pages, please carry with you a value for the message it conveys.