"The beating heart of many queer communities is the pursuit of a safe home ― one you don’t have to be closeted in, can’t be kicked out of, or disowned in."
"On our virtual platform, no one knew right off the bat that I was disabled. It was up to me to tell them."
"Mistaking a person’s identity, even when unintentional, is, at best, lazy, but these seemingly innocuous errors can have serious consequences."
"It’s taken me 23 years to realize that a label doesn’t offer some kind of inner truth into my identity or sexuality."
"My dad died from a brain tumor when he was 46 years old."
"We try to model how we treat each other for our children, so hopefully, it will be the norm for them."
"Asexual ― or ace ― people like me experience limited to zero sexual attraction, which can be a confusing concept in an overly sexualized society."
"You can’t live in a fat body in a thin-centric, diet-obsessed culture without picking up on the idea that fat automatically equals unhealthy."
"While schools may be slow to find a place for families like mine, sometimes a good-natured big brother can make a difference."
"With the loss of our estrogen, we lose something even more valuable: our place in this world as we have known it."