Wednesday 9 September 2015

Don't Confine Me

In our society we are told that we have to be a certain type of person, and that person only. You can see this really clearly in the blogging/Internet world. As soon as we begin to post we are branded: beauty, travel, lifestyle… Whatever niche we choose to fit. Fitting into a specific niche can be quite difficult, especially if you want to write about all sorts of topics.

Take me for example; I’m a writer who adores books, Disney and cake. I love writing about my experiences with such things along many other topics that can include feminism, positivity and living your life in a way that will make you happy. I will write about most anything, as long as I’m passionate about it and I believe in it. If I find something interesting or inspiring then I will want to write about it.

I don’t like being confined to writing about only one thing, just as I don’t like being confined to a single type of person. I may be a writer, but I am also a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I am a reader, a runner, and a tea enthusiast! As humans, we are so much more than just one thing.

It is dehumanizing for us to be labeled as a singular thing, because that’s simply what we are not.

Think of it like that Shrek quote: “Ogres are like onions: they have layers.” (Best said with full accent to a friendly and over excited donkey.) It works the same way with humans. We all have different depths and there are always things you can learn about a person, even if you think you know them inside out.

And if you only know a person when they are in one part of their life don’t restrict them to that one title: remember the other aspects of them.

Remember that humans are not 2D.

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