This scene holds a very special place in my heart. It was the first time I really started to understand me. I was 16 at the time and I remember exactly how Santana’s words just made so much sense to me. I saw myself in her. I felt her pain, her anger, her fear. She was the first character with whom I really connected. It felt more like she was a dear friend that could understand and help me with what I was going through. Even after all this time, this still fills my heart with hope and affection. I’m really grateful that Naya gave life to this beautiful and complex character. She was so sweet when talking about brittana and Santana. I’ll always look up to her and she’ll always hold a special place in my heart. 

I guess I just wanna say: thank you, Naya. Thank you for everything you were and did for me and everyone who felt like they could be themselves because of Santana. I love you! ❤️❤️❤️