Onto the second half of my weekend! Sunday was the Seattle Pride Parade. This was my first year attending, and I regret not going before! Talk about a good time! I cannot wait to be a part of it next year!
The people are a blast to be around, and the energy is incredible!
To preface this next part, I feel I must tell you that my God Mother is the Assistant Director for the ENTIRE parade! She works on this event all year long, non-stop. I cannot commend her enough for this! Well, we met up with her yesterday - yes, we actually managed to find her! - and she pulled me aside and said "Come with me! You have a camera, you can pretend to be media!" At first I thought that maybe I shouldn't, but HELL! Why not?! So I followed her, and got to basically be "behind the scenes"! I got to hang in front of the announcers booth, which is right where all the floats and performs stop to show off and do their thang! It was simply put - AMAZING! I got some free "swag" from her, and got some incredible shots! So I feel like I must share SOME with you! I literally had over 1.400 photos on my camera! Did I mention this parade goes on for about 3 hours?!
Again, like the night before, I was surrounded by, and overcome with, Inspiration:
After seeing so many people embracing who they are, and what they believe in, it would be downright silly for me not to do the same for myself! Or you, for yourself! So please, whatever it is that you may be passionate about, no matter WHAT it is, be PROUD of it! Embrace it. Embrace yourself. And be accepting of others. Because at the end of the day, that's all we have. TODAY!