My grandma used to tell me that only boring people get bored. She didn't just say it though, she backed her words up by instilling in me a curiosity for life that has always kept me busy exploring—and I've been called a lot of things—but never boring.
Between social media and breaking news, we receive so much information that the constant bombardment drains our energy. Add social distancing to the mix and the fact that many of us aren't working at the moment, and it's easy to see why we lack our usual enthusiasm.
Two years ago, I ventured into the world of freelance content writing fulltime. I uprooted my life in Seattle and moved to a beautiful place on the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington, where I could live frugally, make art, and write.
I have a confession to make. I joined the Marines and went into Bootcamp right after high school. If that surprises you, then what do you think when I tell you that I dropped out?
As the world adapts to the impact COVID-19 is having on every facet of our lives, filmmakers are still producing work with important messages that can both inspire us to welcome change and open our eyes and hearts to our fellow humans. It's no secret that human rights are always in danger, and some segments of society have to be ever vigilant, lest they lose the progress they've made over decades.
Homophobia didn't just happen. It took decades of instruction and collaboration to shape public opinion in support of the idea that homosexuality is unacceptable in our society.