I was thinking to myself earlier, has the price I have paid in My Fight for Justice been worth it?
Some, may say yes – others, no.
I know I did what I thought was the only right thing to do, it came naturally to me and I write often about why… my upbringing by My Mum.
I do however have one regret, that my experiences over the past 3-years have damaged my relationship with Alex.
I think the only advice I can give to others having experienced what I have is, follow your gut but don’t forget your heart.
I know I tried my best to balance both, but sometimes your best intentions don’t always work out.
That’s something I, like many others will have to live with.
One of my peers from my writing course sent me a message the other week about my campaign for justice, which gave me much food for thought.
I like to put things into context, so this friend happens to be the total opposite of me – not that it matters. He’s white, straight, middle-class and older than I am. Opposites, do attract.
He said to me…
“I cannot imagine how it is for you and really hope that you can see an end to it all.
With all that’s been going on with Murdoch, the police and everything, I’m amazed such blatant injustice persists, but then I’m pretty naïve and it should be no surprise at all.
I had no idea your sunny disposition and openness on the course masked such a history, and that has been a lesson in itself”.
He doesn’t realise that, this is something that will stay with me forever. I learned a great deal about myself, from his comment.
With just under two weeks to go until my employment appeal court appearance, if you can support me in any way please take a look at My Fight for Justice campaign page at: www.indiegogo.com/myfightforjustice.
There’s no sensationalism, just One Man’s Fight for Justice against Homophobic Racism.
This has been a… learned something new, ‘View from the Bottom’.
Take care, Max x.
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Published by My Mum. Copyright © Kevin Maxwell Film, Media & Performance 2012.