I’ve decided to use oasis as a forum in which to speak about some topics that hit very close to home for me. As my sister says I could probably quite effectively become the poster child for a diversity campaign. I am in my own right, a disabled lesbian. Or as I prefer: a differently abled woman.
This post was spurred on by a discussion about abortion I read on another site and although I hold no comment on the subject it made me think about life about the simple fact that had medical technology not been as advanced as it was in my day I would not be alive today.
I know firsthand social isolation and as my mother said shortly after I came out “at least you won’t be phased by the potential isolation you face that is old hat for you” as much as I hate to admit this mom was right I learned that purely from observing my brothers and sisters in the community. These people, my peers are used to being in the thick of things; their friends have been there for them through it all and then they seem at a loss when those so called friends turn their back for reasons clearly not pertaining to homophobia because you know no one likes to admit they are a homophobe. Yet they turn to me with tear filled eyes as if someone told them they were worthless.
For those of you struggling with any part of journey please speak know that this is a safe place. Bulldyke and others I would like to thank you for your support and showmelove how is the city treatin’ ya mate
How do you combat isolation?