Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"Perfectly Perfect"

They did it again. It seems like our guys from Simple Plan aren't happy if they don't make an emotional music video per album. 

In No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls, they did it with Perfect's music video. 
In Still Not Gettin' Any, they did it with Untitled's music video. 
In Simple Plan, they did it with Save You's music video. 
In Get Your Heart On!, they did it with This Song Saved My Life's music video. 
Now, in Taking One For The Team, they've done it again. 

Perfectly Perfect, probably the song that can touch your heart in an emotional way from the album, finally has a music video that we can enjoy. 

Following the song's theme, the video is exactly what we could name an ode to diversity. We can watch many couples, but what makes the video as beautiful as it is isn't the fact that they're shown - what makes it so especial is that the people we can see aren't the stereotypes we see in most videos. 

We can see straight couples, but we can also see homosexual couples. We can see people with different body types. We can see people from different places, people of different races. 

Because all of us aren't white,
because all of us aren't thin.
because all of us aren't straight, 
because all of us aren't the typical stereotypes, 
because all of us aren't the same.
Because there's nothing wrong about that.
We're diverse, aren't we? 

Thank you, Simple Plan.
You've done it again, 
you've let us know that it's okay to be diverse,
that it's okay to be ourselves.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Dear Jeydon Wale,

You all are probably thinking: "oh, you wanna talk about Jeydon as if him coming out is gossip". 

No, that's not the case. 

I want to talk about Jeydon Wale because I'm proud of him, because I know coming out isn't something easy. It shouldn't be something difficult, but it is most of the times. It takes courage to tell the world who you actually are and open up about it. 

Now this goes to you, Jeydon,

I'm really happy that you've come to the point where you accept yourself as you are, it's amazing and it draws a smile on my face to hear you say that you're so happy. It actually does. 

As a transgender guy, I know all that, I can relate to everything you said and I did tear up because you deserve all the good things that happen to you.

Also, I know how much it helps our community the fact that someone like you have been able to stand up and say the truth: that we're just as everyone else. Because, the more we talk about it, the more natural people start to see it - which is as it should be. 

I've read that tweet in which you've said you're working on a project to support the trans community, and as a trans actvist, whatever help you need, I'm willing to help and I'd love to, because that's what I try to do most of the time actually.

You have all my support, Jeydon, we've gone through really similar things after all. Stay awesome as you've always been!