And lastly, here is a recent piece of writing, but one I’m grateful for. It’s called “Stereotypes.” I say grateful and not “proud” because it’s probably the only blog post I was apprehensive about publishing. It’s about the barriers facing Aboriginal people in Canada, a subject that I feel strongly about yet have little first-hand experience with.
I wrote it just over a week ago for National Aboriginal Day and had no idea how it would be received. And this is where the grateful comes in. It’s fast-becoming one of my most read and shared blogs ever. This is gratifying in itself, but recently it’s taken on life among Aboriginal youth on Tumblr and Twitter. It’s hardly viral, but I’ve been following it as it is shared and “liked” by people adding their own comments from “I enjoyed this” to “I’ve been called these things.”
I wrote this piece because I feel like it had to be said. And the fact that there are other people who it resonated with, whether on a personal or a cerebral level is something that I can be nothing but grateful for.