“Maybe being gay — something I’d always, on some level, known about myself — wasn’t as wrong, bad and shameful as I’d taught at home.”
"There is a fraught history of centuries of women’s bodies mocked, minimized, disparaged, or even ignored."
"There is a great deal of confusion surrounding critical race theory (CRT), which is being hotly debated among the constituents of our nation’s independent schools."
"I saw a police officer standing next to my car.... [He] mentioned someone called the police when they saw me get out of my car with my family."
"We began to venture into the wilderness regularly, opting out of the Zooms and classwork entirely."
“‘Would you and your wife like to start with something to drink?’ the waitress asked casually.”
"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."
"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."