June is Pride Month but because of the pandemic, people are not able to celebrate like they have in the past.
When I was asked to write about June Pride, it took me a long time to decide what to write. But then it hit me. I should write a letter to myself. My 15 year old self. I just hope this reaches people who need this. It’s definitely not a literary piece. But it’s real. It’s how I would have talked to myself if I were able to talk to me when I was 15.
I invite you to read my letter
It took me years to come out. And when I did, my world changed for the better. Freedom does that. It changes everybody’s world for the better.
You may be asking yourself, how is this relevant to seeds?
This is relevant because seeds bring people together.
We’ve seen our work impact people from different backgrounds, races, beliefs, ages, and sexual orientation. Seeds have the power to create connections. We’ve witnessed that. There is nothing more beautiful than a world where everyone is food secure and where everyone is free to love who they love.
We are committed to ushering a better world by the work we do—a world free from oppression, injustice, discrimination, hatred, anger and violence.
We at Global Seed Savers and Global Seed Savers Philippines are committed to holding a safe space for everyone no matter your religion, color, belief, race, age, and background.
Happy Pride Month!