Pride 2018

One weekend during my blog absence, I was lying alone in bed. I had things to do but couldn’t be bothered. It was one of those lazy moments.

Raven had gone on holiday with her dad the night before and I would have a week alone with my thoughts, at least on the evenings.

As I browsed through my social media, I was reminded that our local Pride Festival was on, the same one that I took mom last year. I jumped out of bed and got dressed ready to go. I didn’t have company but I didn’t care: I just wanted to be there.

Doncaster Pride is safe and familiar. The people are kind and ready to have a good time. For the first time in years, I was out on my own and it was fantastic! It was much bigger than last year and so much fun.

I met one of Raven’s friends, gave him a nice hug and we took a picture to send her. She replied straight away saying we were gorgeous and she was proud of me for going like that.

I also texted mom and let her know I was there, thinking of her. We chatted for a while while I sat on a deck chair, listening to a rock band play on the second stage (one of the new additions).

I had a few drinks, watched a few shows, sang along, ate some great junk food and took the bus home around 10pm. I would have stayed longer but the night parties do require company. It’s a different ball game altogether.

I got back home a little drunk and totally happy. I am proud indeed of who I am, of the decisions I made, of my daughter and, above all, of my sexuality. Because of this, here’s a picture of me – for the first time unedited – as I got ready to go.

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  1. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. DFMGhost says:


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  2. Zara says:

    Amazing!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. You go lady. So proud of you on so many different levels. And oh did I say you are beautiful inside and out ❤️

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    1. DFMGhost says:

      Thank you so much! I thought it was about time I showed my face here. I’m happy I’m doing these things for myself. ❤️

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      1. Sooo important though. I’m glad you are as well. ❤️

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  4. bone&silver says:

    How lovely to see you fully! OMG you have amazing eyes 🙂 I’m cheering on your pride and visibility from here in Australia- I’m so glad you went to Pride, it’s so important to feel your community around you- go girl!! Keep being YOU; it’s the greatest gift you can give to Raven, and the world xxx G xxx

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    1. DFMGhost says:

      Yes! I promised myself to never compromise on who I am anymore. It’s not worth it, for anything or anyone.
      Thank you for the compliment ❤️ I’m working on my confidence and putting myself out there.

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      1. bone&silver says:

        Slowly but surely, that’s the way honey xx

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  5. Beautiful woman! I miss you and I am so glad that you had fun! Learning how to do things alone is a very empowering feeling.

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    1. DFMGhost says:

      I miss you too! I wish you could be here so we could have some wine and good food together. ❤️


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