|—||Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie|
Constance, I have written precisely one time on my explicit beliefs regarding sexuality and love. You can find that post at Love, In a Sexual World .
I reference that post, because it is saying very similar things to this lil quote I posted…
…the key point in this quote and the absolutely essential thing to grasp is this: sexuality is something you are given as your very own, and thus it belongs to you. It is a state of being that is held in potential, and when you choose to engage it, you forever are altered…just like when you get married, or become a parent.
Oh…marriages can end, but you will always “have been married”…children can die, but you can never “un-become” being a parent.
And to take someone’s sexuality…to let it be taken…well, that is the greatest act of theft that can occur: either the person taking it the greatest thief or the one letting it being taken the greatest thief from themself.
Recently I have been beset with acts of betrayal and broken trust. And in another place where I attempted to contact an author whose book raised many things, I found myself accused again of sin…sexual sin, mind you…simply for being open that I am transgender.
As a matter of fact, sexuality is actually one area that is pretty darn together in my life, thanks to Mama and my darling holder of my heart.
I will soon post about the awful and hateful things that were said by complete strangers…but in the meantime, seeing this quote reminded me:
teach your children that they possess the gift of the ages: their sexuality and the right of its dispensation.
Love, Charissa Grace
bleeding and cut, bruised and battered, but refusing the bribes of defeat