‘Be Unapologetically You’ Blogging Tag

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Hi all!

I was nominated by the lovely Emma from InvincibleWomanOnWheels! Find her post on this blogging tag here! This tag is based on being on honesty and being as honest as you can, so lets see how this goes, but first here are the rules: 

The Be Unapologetically You Tag rules:

Use the Be Unapologetically Tag banner in your post (see above) It can be the featured image or not its up to you.

Include the link to this blogging tag in your post.

Answer the 7 question in this tag.

Nominate 5 to 10 bloggers, link their blogs and tag them on social media to notify them.

But most of all have fun!!

So on the questions!!

Question 1 – Introduce yourself and your blog and while sharing one trivia about you that not many people know?

I’m Alex, I’m 28 and I’m a visually impaired person, I run this site and talk about shows and other experiences and what’s it is like to experiences these things as a visually impaired person! I guess the one thing that people don’t necessarily know about me is that I am a anglican Christian and have been from a number of years.

Question 2 – What topics do you geek out about that you would say are topics that give you bliss?

I have a number of interests, some stay with me all the time, some others come and go, but the two things that stay with me and have done for a number of years, are both theatre/musical theatre and Disney! Both of these interests I’ve had since I was a child and continue to this day! There is something about both these things that just gives me pure joy when I interact with them in various ways!

Question 3 – Do you blog about them? Why or why not? If not, would you like to blog about them sometime?

I blog about my experiences of going to see local theatre when I can and I love to do so, and have done for a number of years! Would I love to do more absolutely! So can’t wait for what’s to come this year of shows! I’ve never told about my love to love for Disney, but if that’s something you would like to hear about then sure of course.

Question 4 – Would you say that you are living life by being unapologetically you? Why or why not? If not, what would your life look like if you were unafraid to share more about the things that make you happy?

I guess it really depends on who I am talking to. If it’s a close friend then of course I will talk about both these topics and others. If I am meeting someone for the first time then I might not, especially if there’s a chance I could work with them in the future. But if people would like to know then sure I will talk about it with them no problem. I guess in the past i’ve been afraid of what people will think of me because of it, but this is something i’m working on to change!

Question 5 – Permission to geek out and be unapologetically you: share with us one thing you fangirl or fanboy over and how you became a fan of it. It can be anything. Your love for soy candles, your favourite food, a boy band, or an underrated film.

So this question was a little tough to answer, because do keep it on topic and stay with the topics I’ve already talked about above or pick something different. Well I thought I’d keep with the theme and talk about my favourite show of all time!

So I number of years ago, I say this because I honestly can’t remember now when I saw this show for the first time because I’ve seen it almost every year since sometimes twice a year! But I went to London to go and see a show called ‘Wicked – The Musical’ I had no clue what this show was about all I knew is that it had something to do with The Wizard Of Oz and that’s all I know. I didn’t even see the poster of the two witches it was just written down so it wasn’t really until I got the theatre which is when I knew more. But I went to go and see this show and feel in love with everything, the characters, the musical, the strong message of its okay to be different and the importance of friendship is something that a absolutely adored, and so now I go and see it every year and its always just as good as the first time I ever went to go and see it all those years ago!

Question 6 – What do you like most about being a fan?

For me, it’s all about the love the fans have for this show, and how we’ve all come together to share our love for the same thing. To be honest that can be said for all the other things I love, like Disney, or the Harry Potter series. The fandoms of all these franchises are that the fans that love them are loving and welcome and that it doesn’t matter who you are, if you love that one thing who cares, I’ve gone to theatre shows over the years where I’ve sat next to someone in the theatre and talked about different theatre shows that love the whole time before the show starts, I never see these people again, but they really are the loveliest people. But that can be said for all the things I am a fan of. 

Question 7 – Share a fun or unforgettable fan experience.

Wow, this is hard, but I guess it would have to be that one time I went to Disneyland Paris for my birthday one year. So one December my mum surprised me with a weeks trip to Disneyland Paris for my birthday, I was so excited as because even though I was sixteen I had never gone to Disneyland a Christmas before! So I was actually at Disney for on my birthday and I was so excited! After a full day in the parks we went to a character dinner restaurant. This is where a number of Disney characters come to your table and interact with you and take pictures. I have always found this to be the most accessible way of getting to meet characters so we have always done it! Anyway, we were finishing dinner and all of a sudden this loud happy birthday music played, and I’m thinking ‘nah this isn’t for me, there’s probably a young child somewhere here experiencing their own birthday’. when all of a sudden a cast member came and put a Disneyland Paris cake on the table, ever single character came over including Mickey and Minnie and everyone sang happy birthday! I was so lovely, each character came and gave me a hug, then once everything had settled down we finally started eating some of the cake. 

So with all that nostalgia out if way! I tag the following people:

Nicola from ViewFromAWalkingFrame.co.uk

Helen from crispy confessions.com

Emily from fashioneyesta.com

Holly from lifeofablindgirl.com

Glen from welleyenever.com

I hope you have all had fun, learning a little more about me! A a huge thank you for Emma from Invinceablewheels again, check out her post here.

Until Next Time!
The VI Critic  

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