As we all know it’s festive period, a season where most people will be spending the holidays with their families and loved ones. It’s also a period where social media lovers would flood their pages with post and pictures from the beautiful moments they share with their families.
However, Nigerian gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi, has issued a word of advise to those who will be sharing posts on the importance of family this festive period.
According to him, such people need to consider the impact their posts will have on those, including him, who were brought up in toxic families. He went on to say he dreads the thought of spending 3hrs with his family not to talk of a full day.
Below is his full post:
“Since yesterday, I have been seeing posts on Facebook, Instagram and twitter about the importance of families at times like this and why we should spend this time with them irrespective.
“I really do hope that the people posting this know that to many people, family is a reminder of what a toxic upbringing is. Many of us dread the thought of spending 3hrs with our families not to talk of a full day.
“I do understand your family means a lot to you, however, and not that I am censoring your post, think of what impact your post might have on some people reading it and maybe put a caveat to that post, so that many of us won’t feel guilty reading it.
“Have a happy holiday.”