A Pursuer of Wellness
Nomyo ho renge kyo
I do not know Blaire White personally, what I’m about to say in this essay are my personal opinions based on a large amount of research I’ve done on Blaire White. I have no personal first-hand knowledge about any of the issues addressed here. The information brought up here came from multiple videos from other YouTuber creators, all of whom I will acknowledge through this essay. Let me be clear about something very important. Any of my issues with Blaire White mentioned here have NOTHING to do with her being a Transgender woman and her right to thrive as a whole person. Some thoughts may be my reaction to her talking about Transgender issues, but they have nothing to do with her being Transgender. Anyone who has read my piece about “I’m Divorcing J.K. Rowling, and I’m Keeping the Kids” will know I am proud of my Transgender brothers and sisters and Non-Binary individuals, and will continue to fight for their rights. Everything mentioned in this essay addresses her constant spread of misinformation and the damage doing this is causing and will continue to cause with what she is doing.
Before I write a single word I want to make it clear that everything I’m writing in this article does not come from any first-hand knowledge or relationship with either of the parties involved. All of what I’m about to say is my opinion based on the evidence that has already been made public.
We’re still waiting for the final results of the Presidential election as I write this. By the time this is published to Vocal. Media we may very well know who will be the one running the country for the next four years. Much can be said about the brutality of the actual elections, but that’s not going to be what this piece is about. Trust me when I say I have an axe to grind and will share my thoughts about it, but in a productive manner. For this piece though, I want to talk about how we can do our best to move forward after what has been a traumatic saga for many in this country.
In the days leading up to the upcoming Presidential Elections, it seems to be no coincidence that I would finish reading “Small Great Things”, a 2016 novel by best-selling author Jodie Picoult (known for novels like “The Pact” and “My Sister’s Keeper”) which discusses racism in America. It’s a story about an African American Labor and Delivery nurse by the name of Ruth Jefferson with twenty years of experience who is ordered not to act as the nurse for the newborn baby of a White Supremacist. When there’s an emergency with the newborn and Ruth is left alone with the child, being the only one around in the moment, she is forced to decide whether she should act and help the child, or risk disobeying her supervisor’s instructions; all of which will lead to a criminal case where Ruth is put on trial for her actions. This story is told from three first person accounts, Ruth Jefferson, the African American Labor and Delivery nurse; Turk Baurer, the father of the infant and White Supremacist; and public defender Kennedy, who is white, who doesn’t consider herself to be racist despite her more than apparent racial ignorance and biases. What these voices bring to the story is a realistic and believable account of the issue from all sides with one important point ringing true once you come to the end of the book. That racism isn’t just the angry white supremacists, though they do still exist as we’ve recently seen. Racism is also our own ignorance to the big picture, the way a white person might cross the street if they see someone color walking in their direction. The way a white woman might clutch her purse a little tighter if a black gentlemen steps onto an elevator with her. Or the way a white person might go out of their way to overcompensate how they speak around a person of color so the white person will not come off as racist.
Before I say anything here, I want to make one thing clear. All of the points mentioned in this article are all speculation based on what has been released on the internet by those closely involved with the life of Britney Spears, as well as statements made by Britney Spears herself. Any beliefs I make in this article are purely my personal opinion based on what is available to me. I don’t claim to know anything more than anyone else. I have no first-hand knowledge of Britney Spears personal life and cannot prove anything to be fact or speculation. So please, don’t take what I have to say in this article as an attack on those involved closely with this situation, or as a pass to attack those involved or try to intervene with any court proceedings involving Britney Spears; such as hacking into virtual court rooms or anything like that. This only adds to the problem when what we really need to do is focus on how we can be part of the solution. My only intention like with any of my articles I’ve written and will continue to write about the lives of celebrities is simply to start a conversation, not gossip, but a constructive conversation that might lead us to something good in the end. With that, on with the article.
This Review contains some spoilers. Before turning on Rosemary’s Baby, I had heard much praise from many different friends, many I know through theatre, are avid film buffs like me, or have just said it’s worth watching Along with those I mentioned who I know personally, I’ve heard many critics talk about how much they loved this film. One of my favorite authors, Stephen King, was among them. So with all of this in mind going into the movie, I was beyond excited. However, after finishing the movie, I was more than disappointed, I was pissed. Watching this movie made me angry, which is something that rarely happens to me with films. But this film, from beginning to end, made me mad. And since we’re in the wonderful month of October, with horror movies coming out of our ears in preparation for Halloween, I felt it was appropriate to warn you all who perhaps haven’t seen this film before you waist any portions of your valuable time.
One might wonder how we can narrow down the greatest horror films to a select few when the selection is so vast. How to we narrow this number down to a top five, a top ten, or even a top twenty when there are so many great horror films out there to choose from? This isn’t something that’s easy to do, in my opinion it’s next to impossible, but many have done it. I am going to attempt to do it here myself. I can’t narrow down the best of the best. What I can do is name three films have an equal amount of respect and appreciation for. I won’t be naming one over the other, or say one is lower than another, rather I’ll just talk about their strengths, their themes, and just talk about why these movies need to be seen especially around Halloween.
Anyone who knows a great deal about the violence committed against Transgender women of color, know about Gwen Amber Rose Araujo. For those who don’t, let’s take some time to talk about her.