I think back to how fortunate I am to live in an age and in a society where ideas roam free and are respectfully challenged. The Supreme Court’s decision is one I know many, including myself, won’t take for granted. I think of the greats who have lived before my time who could only dream and imagine of such a revolution, and I pay homage to them for setting the stage for my freedom. There’s always someone out there fighting for others, trying to make their lives less painful, easier, and fair. I’m thankful to those who fought for me and continue to fight as we move forward to challenge ourselves and our mode of thought.
It’s been quite the journey to get to where I am at this point in my life. I think back to a few years ago, and remember my bouts of confusion, self-loathing, and depression. I’ve come a long way to accept my identity as a human being, one that I know is dynamic and fluid, never static; and I owe it to the people who’ve supported me and who continue to show and teach me love in its rawest forms. Because of them, I am still here, living and navigating this road. But unlike my younger days, I know I’m not alone. So, if you’ve ever walked by my side as I’ve struggled and grown: thank you.