This clip from Britain's Got Talent has probably been making the blog rounds so please excuse me if you've already seen it a million times. But it relates so well to what I had in mind for my 12x12 challenge that I want to reference it. [Thanks Jan for the link.] I love the comment,
" What? Did they think that because she's old and not physically attractive that it's not possible that she can SING? Why was this such a surprise?"
Hear, hear! NEVER assume that you know about a person based only on their appearance or circumstances.
Life is not that simple. And people are not that simple. Assumptions people make, based on their own perceptual bias, are often wrong,
People tend to make a lot of assumptions about me based on my husband's line of work and my physical appearance. (Perhaps that's why I enjoy blogging -- you guys here know me for the me I post about and not necessarily for all the other circumstantial stuff that surrounds me.) So now, I'm working on creating the layers of assumptions and bias to reveal a truer portrait.