#SpiritOfAmerica by Robert Gamboa for neverblendin 

Thank you to Robert for sharing this with neverblendin. Times are challenging and I think positive posts like these are needed more than ever. 💜

This morning I decided to take a walk down Hollywood Blvd and get some coffee. 

It was beautiful. So many people from so many countries walking around oohing and aahing as tourists so commonly do, taking pictures, speaking in their native tongues. There were beautiful Muslim women, gay couples holding hands, children laughing as parents tickled them. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. People honked and waved hello as they passed. People stopped and said hi in the sidewalk and struck up a conversation. Some even knew my name! Imagine that. In this great big metropolis of 20 million people, I felt so…at home. I wish the rest of the world could see that #LosAngeles is magnificent proof that we can live as one community in celebration of our differences. I treasure this walk this morning as I fear these days are numbered. What is happening in Washington is not my America. It is not the Spirit of America. This, here, now in Los Angeles, is the #America I know and love. This is the America I will always fight for. This is the #SpiritOfAmerica


About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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