I forced myself to exist in the inexplicable reality of sleep and wake only moms know, so I could memorize her face as it looked when she returned at the end of the fun. She was grinning, shining, happily-rumpled. Her eye makeup smeared from sweat and giggling. From too much dancing. From being free to love and free to express.
I asked Walter to prom a bit late. None of the straight boys in my very tiny high school had come through, so I faced the music and asked my gay friend. "I have to think this over" was his underwhelmed response.
Some parents, students and even a teacher at Sullivan High School in Indiana are fighting for a separate "traditional" prom that would ban gay students. Lesbian mother of six Mandy Sheckles joins Abby to talk about why this "traditional" prom idea is not okay.