Gender Identity. Please. Help. Me.
Hello all, I am doing my final english project on what factors have influenced gender identity. I am hoping to interview people obviously not necessarily in person but. If any of you have a good story to tell or know of someone who does and would be willing to be interviewed about gender identity (not sexual orientation) please please please contact me and let me know.
Please don’t ignore this, I am in dire need.
There is this man, Benjamin Smythe, who has been standing at the same street corner in my home town for a week or so with a sign that says, “You’re Perfect”
My first encounter was Monday when I was driving to a doctors appointment and I saw his sign and this man just had the biggest smile on his face and the effect of seeing a sign that said I was perfect was indescribable. It absolutely made my day to see someone send a message so simple yet so thoughtful and have that effect.
Today I was walking down the same street with a friend on my way to the library and we decided to stop and say hello. He offered to have us hold the sign and Ava held it first while I talked to him. After a few minutes of intensely screaming “YOU’RE PERFECT” to everyone that walked by, she handed it back to me. And I am telling you, that is the happiest I have felt possibly ever. I held that sign nice and high and the reactions I got from people were amazing. There were the people lost in their mind driving and immediately smiling as big as they could once their eyes met with mine. There were people honking and screaming “THANK YOU, YOU ARE TOO”, there was one person who held his fist high in the air, and another who held up the symbol for peace.
I cannot explain it. But to see people so happy was truly amazing.
When we asked him what had gotten him started on this, he told us that there was a homeless man he once encountered who would tell everyone who walked by them that they were perfect and the homeless man explained why he did it.
Another day, Benjamin was having a horrible day so he took out a piece of cardboard and wrote “You’re perfect” and ever since then, he’s been traveling the world with these signs and making a huge impact on people.
Anyways, the impact this has had has been absolutely beautiful.
I know it doesn’t mean as much when I am not standing infront of you telling you this, but you are perfect, you’re all perfect.