This week we talked about gender fluidity and the highs and lows that come with that. I came across this article with no thought of our blogging assignment and immediately I couldn’t think of a better person to talk about other than David Bowie. David Bowie is not only a music icon but also an icon in the LGBT community. Bowie taught people everywhere, especially teens, that is was ok to be different in a time where social norms were everything. After his recent passing, in my opinion, a lot of talk about the gender fluidity topic came up. It came up in a positive way rather than a negative. What David Bowie did in his life was seen as incredible, not only in the LGBT community but everywhere. A man who will wear a dress because that is what he wanted to do that day but also a man who wanted to wear a suit has no problem fitting in. Of course people disagree with this but I think that there always will be hatred towards the LGBT community but as years go on it grows less and less. The strides the world continues to make towards a better life for everyone is amazing to me and I think that with more people like David Bowie more teenagers, children, and even adults will never have to be afraid of being themselves. As soon as people start seeing the world for what it is, accepting people for who they are no matter what, and believing in themselves the more beautiful it will be. So, David Bowie, thank you for making people who I do not even know feel comfortable in their own skin. For showing them that they are not alone and that how they feel is absolutely ok.