I'm not a writer, or even a real blogger. So this little pile of words will not do justice to what this event was about. My hope is that I can convey the love that was felt February 19th 2017 through my craft.
In case you were under a rock last summer, on June 12th 2016 there was a shooting in an Orlando nightclub called The Pulse. I'm not going to go in to details about the tragic event. I was not there, I did not lose anyone, nor was I directly affected in any way. You can use Google or go here for more information.
However, I was in attendance to the benefit Makeup and Creative Arts LLC hosted to raise funds for The Pulse Memorial.
The other night I got to see a community of people come together to show support. Straight men put on dresses and wigs. They let professional make up artists put make up and eyelashes on them, they glitter bombed beards and pranced around in high heels.
Money was donated at the door, shoved in breastless bras, buckets...a leprechaun came around with a green pot. It was a crazy night, it was fun, it was full of love.
There was laughter, singing, dancing, and playful banter between the hilarious host, Dustin, the audience, and performers.
I don't know what kind of response I'm going to get from this little blurb..if anything. I could get a pat on the back, or I could get some passive aggressive note in my newsfeed of what a horrible person I am to support this cause. Heck, maybe both, maybe none. It doesn't matter. People's lives were stolen, families were torn apart and I got to witness LOVE come out through it...despite it. People gathered to support those affected, that is a great show of humanity, and I hope I captured it.