so, on this day of visibility I’m not feeling my best and I have a feeling I cannot be the only person in the world. for my lesbians who aren’t feeling the self-love forthcoming today – I’ve got you. And it’s not our faults; shame draws inward from external places so easily. I know it’s hard to be this in a world that constantly tells you not to be. I know it feels worse to be sad on a day where everyone feels so proud.
i won’t tell you this is okay because it is not okay. It is never been okay to be forced to feel shame over something you cannot help – whether it be your race, your gender, your mental health, and any and all things that relate to your identity as a lesbian.
maybe, today we will not be okay. maybe, we’ll be sad. but I know in my own heart that I love you, and that others love you, and we will pull through until tomorrow. We can and will slag through these feelings, and perhaps come into our pride and joy a bit delayed. Either way, the journey does not stop here. We will keep going. We will keep getting stronger. We will get happier. We will be prouder.