April 12, 2009 § 1 Comment
can we assume. just assume. that if i talk or write about something. and i dont call out every little privilege that may have gone into me being able to talk or write about it. that does not mean that i am 1/ not aware of that privilege. 2/ not working against that privilege.
maybe just maybe. all that privilege that you may think i have. i dont have. maybe. just maybe.
maybe just maybe. there is a kernel of truth in your assumption. and then a whole lot of blown up helium surrounding it. making it look alot bigger than it is.
and if you ask me. i can answer.
but if you dont ask me. i cant answer.
like maybe. just maybe. i am a person. with a messy life. a messy beloved life. and i dont understand all of your ups and downs ins and outs. so how can you understand mine.
i am thinking about this because i live in cairo. i have an awesome life. really. a great partner. a great baby. beautiful colors. laughter. good friends.
and there are things i dont have. things that some of you probably assume i do. things that some of you probably think of as basic. things that i gave up so that we could take a chance and live in the middle east and i could be mentally healthy.
so just ask. i promise. i will love you. if you just ask. instead of assume.