I was talking with my sister the other day about fairytales.
Growing up, all the stories we were told seemed to end in a similar type of way: the princess and her prince charming lived happily ever after. But as we grow up, we start to realise that the confines of a particular type of lifestyle we've been sold as being the 'norm' start to melt away and we pave our own way.
In 2023, everyone's idea on how to live life is diverse and multifaceted. Whether that be the 'nuclear family' of a cis, heterosexual married couple with their two children, or perhaps it looks like a single mother embarking on a solo IVF journey or it might be a gay couple with their adopted children. The idea of a 'fairytale' has expanded, for the better.
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While there is a long way to go in terms of acceptance, accessibility and representation, modern society seems to have reached a place where people feel safe to live their life the best way they see fit.