Self portrait No. 26
I never really celebrated gay pride, because I never felt proud of my sexuality. Instead I felt insecure, unsafe and ashamed, not for myself or my inner circle, but for the people in the outer circle or beyond. For many years, the world made me feel like I was the odd one out. Nothing to be proud of.
Now I do feel pride, not for my sexuality, but for the struggles that I have had to overcome.
I am proud of my foundation @indifferent.nl and the many youngsters who, at their young age, fight for equality, emancipation and justice in their own way. Thanks to all of you for inspiring me and giving me a reason to keep on fighting and being proud.