Lesbian visibility week…

It is lesbian visibility week,

though of course we are always visible,

but of course we don’t generally go around

flaunting our sexuality

despite that being a frequent accusation….

my favourite quote on this is from comedian Hannah Gadsby,

who says she cooks more,

but nobody calls her a chef comedian…

you see it’s not all about sex,

though for those who chose to debate us

that is all it is about,

it is about being in the world in a particular way,

like being left handed or short sighted,

like being neuro-diverse,

or a wheel chair user,

but of course not like any of those,

BECAUSE we are all unique,

there is not one lifestyle lived by lesbian women,

we are simply who we are…

some tall, some short,

our skin could be any colour,

we may be neuro-diverse, or not,

or even left handed! Perish the thought 🙂

as for me,

I am tall, a bit overweight, and

I read, I read as if reading were going out of fashion,

and I need to finish all the books,

I love the beach,

love painting,

write poems and am a deep introvert,

so I am not writing this to say look at me,

but if you do, please remember that

being a lesbian is a small part of who I am,

and everything about me,

it took me years to say the word,

to accept and love myself,

and I am still recovering from all of that hiding,

my skin still feels new when I out myself again and again,

and I bruise easily,

particularly when challenged and told I cannot be the me that I am,

because I lived a hidden life,

naming myself unacceptable…

BUT, I am accepted and loved

by the one who made me,

by the one who calls me precious, honoured, and known,

and there I find my comfort,

for when I was hidden they sat with me,

in my hiddenness , and waited,

until like a butterfly I was ready to emerge,

vulnerable, and more than a little afraid….

and yes I have been rejected, misunderstood and called a liar,

but I am me, and I am learning to be me,

as I walk this rainbow path of life…

About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and 2 lovely grandsons). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off! I love walking, swimming and photography, I dabble with paint and poetry...
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