Thursday, March 4, 2010

A few weeks ago I found out about a study abroud program in Amsterdam were the students can study gender and sexuality. You have a choice between three classes that last about 15 weeks. One has to do with film, differnt types of films that deal with sexuality and gender, and the students can make a film. The other has to do with feminsm philosophy and its relation with gender and sexuality. The last one, the one I am most interestd in, deals with sexual eduaction and tolerance. The students learn about tolerance around the world, how differnt countries deal with sexuality and gender, what they think about it. And the students also learn about how to bring tolerance and teach sexual health to the Dutch community. I belive that the students get to work with the lgbtq community in amsterdam, and the youth as well. Most likely, I will not be able to do this, but discovering this program allowed me to realize what I want to do. I want to work with lgbtq youth, I want to fight against intolerance and fight for tolerance. I want to fight for more sexual health. I would love to help and do as much as I can with lgbtq youth who have had to leave home because their family does not accept their sexuality. I want to just help most of all. It is what inspires me.
Tommorow is my 20th birthday. I will finally be done with my teens, and now I will be starting my twentie. It's a strange feeling, to be done with two decades of my life, and starting the third one. I wish my dad could be here. I wish I could call him up and hear him wish me happy birthday, talk to him about school, all that I am going to do with my friends to celebrate. I have been missing him a lot lately. I am still not used to not have him around. I am still not used to not having a father. I wish I could talk to him. I wish he was here.

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