Before beginning to blog, I want to introduce myself, as well as my blog and my hopes for this blog.
I am Brendan Birth, a recent college graduate who is pursuing a career in advocacy. While much of my advocacy is in ageism, I am also passionate about other forms of discrimination and injustice. In my spare time, I like to serve my home church, track major snowstorms and hurricanes, closely follow multiple sports, and make lots of puns.
For years, I have been passionate about a number of injustices—racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and more. I have cared about issues like these for years, but I became even more passionate after I went on a spring break service trip with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Spring 2015 in the Anacostia section of Washington, DC.
Fast forward a couple of years, and I still care deeply about injustices like the ones I mentioned above. What has changed is my view on how injustice looks like.
I used to believe that injustice was committed by a select few people such as those in the Westboro Baptist Church or the Ku Klux Klan. But now I realize that injustice is within and around so many of us, myself included. Furthermore, many of us, myself included, remain blind to the injustices we commit ourselves or see around us until someone else points out the injustices to us.
This blog is an attempt to start eliminating the blindness that many of us have to the racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and other injustices within or around so many of us. Through blog posts which candidly talk about the injustices I see, my hope is that I can make others aware of the injustices within and around them too.