I hope I caught your attention with my oh-so-catchy title!
The name’s Santhana Gopalakrishnan, I’ll spare you my full name as it should not see the virtual sunlight. I am currently pursuing a degree in Economics and Politics. Originally from a beautiful country called Malaysia, where everything is perfect, and ice cream is less than 20p a cone. I am the International Students’ Committee’s Southeast Asia Representative for the year 2014-15.
I’ve always been more of a talker than a writer, therefore writing this is definitely hard. But hey, it’s good to practise what you’re not good at, no?
Well that’s enough about me, let me tell you about my exciting portfolio!
LGBT: Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Why did I choose this portfolio?
The Platinum Rule*. The easiest way to live is to appreciate. We’re humans, everyone deserves to be treated right. A universal and obvious idea.
In which world does pain caused by discrimination upon same-sex couples unacceptable? Happiness is easy to achieve. Love is beautiful, love knows no colour, gender, age etc.
We make the society, we make the rules, we make the culture. In fact, we are culture. We possess the many ways to change what people think and act, just by standing together, changing the norm. We need to face the society, and confront the world against inequality. We need to raise awareness, to express what is at risk, to contribute our social and intellectual capital to this cause.
Note that I used the word ‘WE’ just too many times.
Because that is what I need. You. I can’t do this alone. The LGBT committee, together with the International Students Committee, has an amazing plan.
We need YOU to help us with an idea that we have. A Pride-inspired Carnival-themed Music Festival!
We need all the help we can get, and we need your support.
Let’s change history. It starts in Sheffield.
Contact details are in the About Us section.
Post inspired by Hudson Taylor.