|daughter and friend, Pride Parade|
This week, Wednesday, my daughter celebrates another birthday. To know my daughter is to know that she is all about her birthdays. She isn't a party girl in that sense of the word but a sentimental soul who appreciates acknowledgment especially in the form of cards (flowers and other trinkets).
I may have fed into her celebratory style over the years by stretching out the celebration, making cards, offering trinkets. On the event of her 30th, for instance, 30 days of testimonials on this blog.
This year is not a milestone year, but monumental none-the-less, because it just is.
This week, Wednesday is also National Coming Out Day. Also a very momentous day for my daughter and me. She has stood with and supported me from the very beginning. And of course, I have stood with her and supported her through her own coming out pronouncement.
This year is not a milestone year but monumental none-the-less because we need the support of one another as much, if not more than ever before thanks to the current political climate and rollbacks in protections established by the previous administration
I am pleased, honored, grateful to call my daughter my friend, my sister in arms. May she have a glorious birthday week, a fantabulous actual day of celebration and may all the out voices sing out loud, sing out proud toward supporting our sisters and brothers yet to take those tremouls steps toward living their truth.