My personal LGBTQ friends hold a special place in my heart, my tribe and my chosen family. I have intimate knowledge of the struggles that "coming out" can cause with strained family dynamics and sadly witnessing the aftermath of a father beating his young adult. I believe that shunning someone comes from fear of the unknown and often struggle to wrap my head around the very real fact that one can never control who you love. I believe that parents, family and friends have the right and duty to be worried about bad influences and unhealthy toxic relationships however, respecting the force of love and the force of attraction is not something that should be controlled.
Pull for Pride is a Nationwide fundraiser to lift up LGBTQ homeless youth. When I read their mission and vision of "We envision a world where everyone has equal opportunity to express their voice and embrace their power. The Women's Strength Coalition is committed to using our collective strength to impact the world in a meaningful way." I was touched. I have spent my adult life feeding the homeless; I never really thought about homeless LGBTQ youth couch surfing, even though my sofa has often been a beacon for the LGBTQ community.
Exposure to this event has come at a unique time in my life. Last year, I became certified in Body Tempering and started this business to help athletes and the average person feel better and aid in strength preparation. Body Tempering was created by Donnie Thompson, World Super Heavyweight Power Lifter Champion, breaking the 3K barrier. I benefited from Body Tempering while working with Donnie trying to heal my back from an injury that took place in the 90's. I never envisioned Deadlifting because I could barely walk when my back flared up but now that I am healed, this event seems like the perfect time to celebrate that accomplishment by learning how to. Please help me raise awareness by supporting me through your donations.
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