qahcIdentities, labels… how do these things help us get by every day? I have often said “Labels are for jam jars”, but recently I have started to see why, for some people, labels are important. And love them or hate them they seem to be here to stay, at least for now.

As an example, I know that the flat surface with four legs and a back is called a “chair”, I have learnt what you do with a chair and that they can come in many variations, but never the less, I know what it is and how to relate to it. This is often the same for some identity labels that people have, their label tells me something about them and who they may be in relation to me.

Some people may choose not to identify and that is their right, and we have no right to give a person a label or tell them they are not being our version of that label… we all do our identity in our own way and that is Ok.

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