After the earthquake in Haiti, my friends and I put on a concert to raise funds to send to Doctors Without Borders and The Red Cross. We gave free merchandise to those who supported these efforts. Although I only had $50 in my bank account to last me for 2 weeks, I happily sent all of the money we raised from our show to the two organizations we had chosen so they could help with relief efforts.
I'm tired of people making erroneous assumptions about others based on stereotypes. It's exhausting having to consciously be aware of the fact that people I don't even know hate or fear me because they believe I'm going to be loud, inappropriate, uneducated and uncouth thanks to the color of my skin. We are all more than we appear to be and there is kindness to be found in everyone, if we only take the time to look.