Travel Adventures

Kinky Boots

Over the summer while travelling with my choir to Croatia, we had an overnight layover in London, England. Our teacher got us tickets to see the production of “Kinky Boots,” on West End. Thinking back, this was not an appropriate show for high schoolers to be taken to by their teacher, but alas. Some of the chaperones and students that were members of the LDS Church and different Christian denominations decided that they preferred to not see the show. Being a musical theater fan, I decided that I would see it.

There were definitely some crude and inappropriate jokes thrown into the mix, but I loved the show. The music was rocking and kept the audience engaged. There was amazing dancing and the energy from the cast did not stop radiating from the stage the entire time. What I really loved was the message. There is a part of the final song that describes some steps for being more loving and accepting of people:

  1. accept the truth
  2. learn something new
  3. respect yourself and you’ll respect others too
  4. let love shine
  5. let pride be your guide
  6. you change the world when you change your mind

Even if people’s actions do not coincide with your beliefs, I still think they are perfectly deserving of love and compassion. When the song states “pride” being one’s guide, I do not think it means not being humble. I think it means to stand tall and know who you are, and act on the knowledge of knowing who you are and what you stand for.

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