911 Remembered

911 on set of Stargate September 11th 2001, a day that everyone can remember where they were and what they were doing.  I was in my trailer on set of the TV Series Stargate.  I was waiting for my Mom who was going to look after my baby girl while I did my part on the show.  When my Mom arrived she told me that a plane hit the World Trade Center.  I thought she meant a little Cessna plane.  She explained what she heard on the radio and we immediately went into the studio where the entire cast and crew stood silently gawking at the television.  Not one person could speak, we just stood and watched.  And then it happened, the second plane crashed into tower two right before our eyes, live.  The room was full of disbelief.  The only historical moment that even came close to this was the Kennedy assassination.

911 flood lights Whether or not your fears are large or small you can face them by changing how you think when the fear starts to surface.  When you stay in the moment you are able to deal with what is right in front of you.  Just as all the Brave Men and Women of 911 did on that frightening day 8 years ago.  You can never prepare yourself for a ‘Sept 11 th’ but you can celebrate the lives of those who had fear on that day and faced it head on to help complete strangers.

I decided right then I needed to be close to my family and living my life with no regret.  It put life in perspective for many of us.  We walked around after that day never really knowing when or if it would ever happen again.  Fear was in the mind of many.  Fear is hard to overcome, unless you are really willing to face it head on.  How do you even begin to face a fear so large?  You start small.  You move forward in life and celebrate the moments you are proud of.  You celebrate the people you are proud of.  You celebrate each and every moment that your life has to offer.

Heroes of 911

Today I will reflect back on the day that changed the way I live my life and I hope you will too.  I will celebrate and remember the Brave Heroes who were there helping others and while doing that they lost their lives.

honor tattoo for a sister lost in 911

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Educate Liberate Celebrate Gay Pride

Pride Society 2009This weekend is the Pride Parade in Vancouver! August 2nd to be exact for those of you who would like to take in the festivities.  I have attended in the past and it was one of the most colourful events I have EVER attended.  The ‘Cher‘ quality costumes are eye candy for the fashion lovers out there!  What I loved most was that everyone was having the time of their life and living their lives authentically and so out the closet they were in the front yard !!

The Vancouver Pride Society is proud of their theme for the 2009 to 2011 Pride seasons: Educate, Liberate, Celebrate.

Thirty one years ago, a group of brave individuals took to the streets of Vancouver.  This was a march to educate Vancouverites that the LGBT Community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) was here.  They are our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, next-door neighbours and colleagues.  They are as much a part of the diversity of this amazing city as all the other cultures.  The march was met with opposition and resistance, but that did not deter these brave leaders of our community.pride flag

Pride celebrations across the country have become a gathering of people from all walks of life. This is a time when their diversity is celebrated openly.  This celebration is a place where people can come and express themselves freely without fear of retribution.  A place for people to feel PROUD!

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If you have never attended a Pride event in the past then there is no better time than this weekend.  All you really need to bring is a smile 🙂 !

Tracy

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