What courage it must have taken for this young woman to lay her heart bare to her peers! I am oh so hopeful that this beautiful young woman continues to shine and sing her song.
Kayla, I know you don’t know me and we will probably never meet, but, I wanted to say that you are an inspiration to me. You have shown remarkable courage (and it must have taken remarkable courage to come out to your whole school at once!) and I applaud you for it.
I hope your message is heard loud and clear across our great nation: We are who we are and there’s nothing wrong with that. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Go forth, girl, and be that change!
I’m glad that your school had the courage to allow you to use the venue of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to have a teaching moment; that today’s civil rights battle is about marriage equality as much as it is about racism.
You are a light in dark places for many people and I hope you continue to be a light in dark places for those who can’t let their voices be heard.
Stay strong and I sincerely hope you can one day, soon, walk down the street with your wife hand-in-hand and garner no more stares than a man and his wife do. I long for the day when our society is no longer so hung up on who we love or what we do with our bodies.
Thank you, Kayla. Shine on.