Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Blog 84 - Ed Sheeran's Video on Being Weird

I like Ed Sheeran's music but wouldn't call myself a massive fan. I find it hard to identify with singers as I believe most don't  live in a world of disabilities or difference. And don't get me started on the women who strut about half naked on stage. Their music seems to play second fiddle to their soft porn.

But today I have a new appreciation of Ed. Why? Because the following video was posted on my Facebook page today. My friends all know my passion for advocacy and spreading awareness of difference and diversity, so I knew it must have something in it that would fit within my agenda. I wondered what. I was definitely curious.

What I heard Ed say surprised me. In particular there were things about Ed that I had never heard reported in the media before that he talked about: 1) He was born with a port-wine stain birthmark on his face and 2) He had a stutter.

By Ed telling his story, he will touch many more hearts in the world, not just because of his music. It is awesome to see people who are looked at as being influences in the world, saying it's cool to be quirky and not to lose your individuality.

I urge you to watch the video too. 


Go Ed! Keep telling the world that it's okay to be different!

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