TODAY’S BREW: It feels like fall, so it should be pumpkin spice but it’s not. BUT I WILL SMELL LIKE COFFEE.
I’ve got strong opinions but I’m not one to THROW THEM IN EVERYONE’S FACE. Not all the time. Some of the time, yes. A lot of the time, but not all the time.
The abhorrent Trump ban on the transgender community entering the military is based on nothing but bigotry, and that’s not my opinion, that’s a fact. I’m so happy to see the hashtag #TransRightsAreHumanRights on Twitter, glad to see celebrities speaking out on it, pleased to see that this terrible step backwards is a volatile conversation everywhere. I cannot believe that this is even a thing. That we can have moved forward so much on LGBT issues, and then our “leader” punches a hole in it with one unfounded belief that transgender people are “distracting.”
I’m not here just to voice my opinion (that’s not an opinion at all), but to show you something you can do to help benefit the transgender community and smell awesome.
Yeah, I said that.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is super cool anyway, guaranteed to make you smell completely unique and alluring, if I do say so myself. (I wear “Red Queen” myself.) Following the ban, BPAL released two limited edition scents that weren’t slated to come out until next year to benefit the National Center for Transgender Equality and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Only 26 bucks!
You can also get Irish Coffee Buttercream: https://blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shop/limited-edition/irish-coffee-buttercream/
AGAIN, AS IF THEY AREN’T WORTH BUYING ANYWAY, BUY THEM BECAUSE IT BENEFITS THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY IN THIS TIME OF NEED.
I feel that authors have somewhat of an obligation to speak up and offer what they can to the world. We are people that people listen to.
YOU ARE ALSO SOMEONE THAT PEOPLE LISTEN TO. Speak your part, be clear on your beliefs, and most importantly, be kind. JUST BE KIND. JUST BE A GOOD PERSON, SOMEONE YOU’RE PROUD TO BE. And support others who are proud of who they are. And are proud of this country. Who want to fight for this country, whose leader has turned his back on them.
Okay, smell awesome, be awesome. Love you guys.