I cried watching the interview, I’m not going to lie to you. Come hell or high water, the fact that a sitting president of the United States was finally willing to say out loud what we all know to be the truth, is a powerful moment. We’ve come so far in my lifetime. I can’t wait for the day where everyone has the freedom to legally marry the person they love. On that day, we’ll have confetti to throw. For now, I hope this inspires us all to work a little harder, to change a few more hearts and minds.
For as long as I can remember, my body has been subject to the (often loud, always unsolicited) opinions of others. Don’t show so much skin. Get a more supportive bra. Have less body hair. And on and on. And for as long as I can remember, I have also wanted to portray a public persona that said, “Fuck all that noise.” As a budding young feminist, I protested dress codes, I cut my hair, and I refused to be made to feel less because of my sex. From the earliest days of puberty, the message was very clear: be perfect, and never let on how you got that way. …Keep Reading
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