I am lucky
I am lucky. I was born into a generation of equality. Not once growing up was I ever told I couldn’t do something because I was a girl. I am lucky. I was born into a country that values heritage and customs. A country of equality. I am lucky. I was born to a mother that was able to provide for two children on her own. Who raised us to know that we are equals in this world and deserve to be proud of that. We are all lucky to be born into a country, into a time of free health care, racial equality, gender equality and the right to speak freely. These are the rights and privileges that our ancestor’s, our grandparents, fought for. These will slowly be taken away if we become complacent, if we continue to allow our elected politicians to continue to privatize public services in order to line a pocket or two we will ensure our children and grandchildren don’t get to enjoy these simple rights and freedoms. We owe our children better. We need to hold the people we voted for to account. We need to be aware. It’s more important than you think.