White Christmas


Tea of the Day: White Christmas by Stash Tea

Description: A unique blend of white tea, cool peppermint, and a hint of ginger

Smells like peppermint with an aftertone of ginger. Sweet and sharp

Liquor is honey colored in the cup

The tea tastes and smells pretty strongly of ginger, with a minty finish

Tea Rating: 2/5

Here’s the thing about equality: we have a long way to go. One day soon there will probably be a post about the inequalities that I myself have seen and been balked by

But today, I want to share a slightly different perspective

We have a long way to go, but there is hope, even in the rather traditional town in which I live:

There are several openly trans people working for various retail companies in town who are treated just the same as the rest of the employees, up to and included holding higher level management positions

In the younger subset of the population (18-24 year olds) there is a lot of conversation about being gay or bisexual, and from what I’ve witnessed, it’s not the “oh I’m just experimenting” talk that we’re often led to expect, but open and very real conversations about how they feel. Event the individuals who are sure they’re straight don’t seem to look at it as a hyper-sexualized thing or something negative, but rather as a perfectly normal way to be.

I’ve also seen parents with children who are clearly not being forced to conform to a stereotype of boy or girl; There have been a few times now where I have seen a child that is of an age where it “should” be obvious if they’re a boy or a girl but it’s not because they have been allowed to dress in whatever mix of “boy” and “girl” things that they want and (and this I think is the really important thing) they show absolutely no nervousness about it

We have a long way to go, to be sure, but there is hope.


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