Identity crisis. 

I don’t know where I am going with this but I wanted to know how we identify with ourselves, what we are and how we use our attributes to relate to others. It comes with a lot of change in how we have grown as a society during recent years, mainly surrounding LGBT 🏳️‍🌈. I am extremely liberal and embrace all differences in people, I have children and whoever they become in their future I will be proud as long as they are happy, what concerns me is how the evolution of society will affect us moving forward. Mainly with the neutralisation of gender, if we are campaigning to lose the pronouns of our gender what will that do?

I am regularly seeing massive fashion corporations using models of different sexes and varieties where they had previously not been, I embrace men, women, trans but when is it exploitation? When is the use of (for example) plus size models going to become unfashionable and then the fallout seen? Have we considered (with no disrespect or prejudice) the possible negative repercussions of this?

Society regularly evolves, social media has opened up so many avenues of expression, and personally I think that is wonderful however it has also lead me to be highly critical of my life, I can casually delve into the world of others and compare myself to unrealistic standards. I can strive to take on the character of other people but essentially I am myself and it can be hard to embrace that. I see this on the platform of motherhood. It can be painful to scrutinise yourself but to actively allow the media to adopt temporarily something they deem as fashionable about a certain set of people, women, men, mothers, children and use it until it’s no longer wanted can cause damage, I am sure.

I don’t want to see the embracing of ‘LGBT’ to be a phase that is exploited and then disregarded. If we as people allow the influence of neutralisation to evolve we don’t make everyone equal, we make the differences between us indistinguishable. Variety is the spice of life. Do not take this away simply to gain a misguided sense of unity, being liberal and accepting who we all are should be enough, I just really don’t want to see people stripped of their identities.

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