September 2014

One Year Later: My adventure begins and ends with Pride

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My Canadian adventure has come around full circle. One of my very first posts on Scottawa was about the Ottawa Pride Parade of 2013. And now I bring you photographs from the Pride Parade of 2014. A hundred things have changed for me in the past year and many of them have been documented in this blog. I want to thank you all for sharing in this journey with me and for taking pleasure in my joy and sharing your wise words when things were less than okay.

This will not be my last post of Scottawa; I have two more lined up for you in the coming week. But once the last post is published, Scottawa will retire into an old folk’s home for beloved websites. You will still be able to visit Scottawa whenever you wish but there will be no new travel posts. I am, however, planning on starting a new blog where I discuss gender and social politics (it’s going to be a lot more interesting than it sounds). Once my new blog is up-and-running I will post a link to this site. Once again: thank you, thank you, thank you, Scottawa readers, for all your support and love and interest. You are what make this blog matter. Thank you.

And now, here is the Ottawa Pride Parade of 2014:

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The sky and the streets and the sidewalks were burning hot just like last year. But this year I was not alone. Michelle was sitting by my side and we were taking in the world together. The parade was streaming past us; puppies with rainbow flags, excited teenagers, parents with babies, and groups and groups and groups of people. And in the faces of all those who walked and skipped and danced past us, there was a rich feeling of happiness, content and most apparent of all – pride.

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The rest of my photos from Pride 2014:

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Happy Pride everyone.

And just so you know, it’s Bisexual Visibility Day today! So remember: even if someone looks straight, it doesn’t mean they are!

Love Jill

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One thought on “One Year Later: My adventure begins and ends with Pride

  1. Thanks for all your evocative postings, Jill. Looking forward to hearing a lot more over the coming years about life as you see it!

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