¨There’s so much virtue in difference but even more in accepting it,¨ yelled my friend as we walked hand in hand, marching in this year’s parade. Even though I wasn’t like her, I was willing to walk alongside her as she and many others embraced who they truly were. She taught me what being brave was and despite us not being the same, I carry that lesson with me wherever I go. That’s what being open to difference does. It pushes you to your limits and forces you to see things from different perspectives. Let’s embrace that.

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Fuji
Fuji (@fuji)
7 months ago

Hello Andrea, and welcome to Voice Club! Your story is a lovely example of accepting and supporting those who are different. That’s a nice picture, as well. Is that some of your art work?

Fuji
Fuji (@fuji)
7 months ago
Reply to  Andrea Piña

Your drawing is perfect. By the way, just in case you ever need it, many of us get our pictures from Unsplash.com. There are thousands of royalty-free, public-domain photos there and some are incredible works of art.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
7 months ago

Hi Andrea and welcome. Lovely first story. I love the way you’ve advocated embracing each others differences. It’s something we should all do. Life would be so boring if we were all the same.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
7 months ago

A warm welcome here at the Voice club. Your story is very good advocacy to everyone. For me, acceptance of every human difference is a symbol of peace and love throughout the world. And it means simultaneous development.

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
7 months ago

Hi Andrea, and welcome. Tell me what you think? I know there are a lot of different opinions of how we see and understand each other, and what the word different means to us? But I’m thinking………wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t see – difference! The advertising industry make their money telling us we are all so different, and that we need to change our appearance, or the style we live by to be accepted. But do we?
All thought provoking, just like your story. Thank You!

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof (@christer-norrlof)
7 months ago

Thanks for your story and welcome to Voice.club, Andrea. You are the first one, beside me as a Swedish gringo, from Colombia, participating in Voice.club.
Your story is beautiful and important to be told, over and over, until Love in all its aspects and colors is accepted as what it is (Your picture, love = love is perfect!) and not seen as a threat.
I am impressed by your English and wonder where you learned it.
By the way: I visited your beautiful city last week and was happy to see that it was peaceful and quiet.

Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate (@thompson-emate)
7 months ago

What a nice story, Andrea. Indeed accepting our differences is worth embracing. Also welcome to voice.club.

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Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock (@daisy-blacklock)
7 months ago

I love this title so much as well as your story. It is such a great message. It is nice to see some of your artwork as the image.

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