Yes, it hurts…

For the last few days, I’ve been feeling rather down and out about the lack of emotional support from my friends regarding the events occurring with the local psychic fair and UW-Fox.  While talking this over with my husband, he mentioned perhaps this is so because I haven’t expressed my feelings on the situation.  I will admit I’m not one to share my feelings, even more so online, but also not directly, mainly because I know the moment anyone talks bad feelings on social media, many people tune out.  So, let me rectify that now here, since at the moment it’s the best that I can do…

I’m not only pissed off that a major educational institution on my area has chosen to express intolerance towards those who claim to be psychic/sensitive/intuitive/whatever you want to call it,  I am very deeply hurt.  I am one of these people, and I can’t stop being one of these people any more than a gay person can simply stop being gay.  It is part of who I am. And to be labeled as “fraud”, “charlatan”, “fake”, “immoral”, “evil”, by people that agree with the UW’s choices cuts deep wounds, as I’m sure anyone that’s ever been treated as such understands.

I’ve been closely connected with UW-Fox for some time.  I’ve belonged to the band for many years, and have just recently returned to it after time off to take care of my family.  I go to events there, especially at the Barlow Planetarium, because I love Astronomy and I want my kids to experience it too.  But now I don’t feel welcome, that once word gets out that I’m one of the “psychics” that attends/works psychic fairs, I may very well be asked to leave or at the very least, snubbed and looked down upon.  What once felt like a safe place now feels threatening, and I will mourn the enjoyment I have felt participating in events there in the past.

I face some difficult decisions now, like whether or not I feel comfortable enough to continue with the band or whether or not I feel comfortable taking my children there for various events, now knowing how the UW views people like me.  I doubt anyone would publicly humiliate me (for no other reason that it can be documented and shared with the world, and I think I’ve proven that I know how to do that), but it’s difficult to relax when you know there are people nearby thinking ill of the type of person you are.

So that’s how I feel, and it feels pretty shitty.  While there are specific facts and legalities around this situation that people may or may not agree with, there are people that have been affected emotionally by this, several psychic/medium/intuitive/healers who have been treated with intolerance, and I’m one of them. Not all the losses here were monetary and time (I didn’t lose a cent, because I wasn’t scheduled for this particular event), many were treated with disrespect, insulted, and demeaned, both by the situation itself and by several of the UW’s supporters. No one deserves to be treated like that…

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