Today is not part of my blog posting schedule for this week, but in honor of the 1963 anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream speech," I am making an exception.
In his speech,* Dr. King states: "....I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character..."
Like Dr. King, I have a dream too. I have a dream that one day I will not be judged by the fact that my eye turns inward.
I have a dream that one day I will not be judged by the fact that I have thousands of bumps and lumps all over my body (as a result of having Neurofibromatosis).
I have a dream that my insights into the power of verbal bullying will be healing and helpful to others who have been marginalized for whatever reason.
I spoke about this in my introductory video for" Imperfect Strangers" posted on You Tube as well as on Vimeo.
I plan to create a follow up video in the coming days. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, if you'd like to read the text of MLK's speech in its entirety, dear reader, please click here. Rest in Peace, Dr. King.