Learning to accept that my blood sisters and the people that I thought I would love for life…well, today they just aren’t the sisters that I trust. Instead, one of my sisters has been a woman who goes by “B” and one of my “Best” friends since I moved to this angelic city.
I may not live down south in North Park anymore, but “queer” or “they” is who I am here in North County San Diego. In many ways, it still feels radical to be considered gay here. A few of my friends from North Park even tell me they get the feeling of “old people in Florida” when visiting my hood. Sometimes I agree and don’t wonder that it would be a whole lot easier to be queer if I lived back with more of the queer folk down south..
Like Bridget and the Brown Building, I’m looking for queer joy and in a parallel path, Birdanity’s elements also have their origins in training, self-care, artistic and creative projects. We aim to relieve individual stress through life coaching, training, meditation, vibration and physical touch.
Being a highly-sensitive people, we also have agreements that I need to confirm before discussing the evolution of any training or connection. All individuals, groups and even artists in this space must agree to operate in a manner that promotes inclusivity, consent and comfort for all participants, including meetings and projects where LGBTQI individuals can feel safe and accepted.