Dear Dad – We’ve Come A Long Way

+ACY-nbsp+ADs +ACY-nbsp+ADs +ACY-nbsp+ADs +ACY-nbsp+ADs Dear Dad - I remember our first Pride celebration together in Sweden eight years ago. You mentioned that you never thought you would see something like this in your lifetime as we watched the nearly 50,000 rainbow people march and dance through the … [Read more...]

Progress Is In the Details

Something happened during the commercial break, as people were touching up my makeup and tugging on my clothes. Someone said, bring her dad up here at what felt like the same time as someone else pulled my dad from the audience and brought him backstage. He was already mic-ed, because he was going … [Read more...]

Why I Still Write …

I hide my red puffy eyes behind big sun glasses. It's cloudy and rainy but because it's San Diego sun glasses are always appropriate. I drive to Borders books in Mission Valley because I need to be away from campus. It's finals week but I am consumed with grief and confusion as I do my best to … [Read more...]

Dear Amie, You will be okay.

I saw a post on social media a few weeks ago asking 'what four words would you say to your 17 year old self.' It got me thinking about what I would say to a younger version of myself and wondering what??other people would say their younger selves. This month on our blog we are writing letters to our … [Read more...]

What Can I Give?

I'm finding writing to be difficult this month. I want to retreat to an isolated place and pretend the outside world doesn't exist. The past few weeks felt overwhelming as Pride month ramped up and then 49 people lost their lives in Orlando due to hate and discrimination. This last week I watched … [Read more...]