Why I Fight

This is going to be a little different than my other posts, but I think it’s important.

I’ve been asked a lot lately, “Why are you fighting so hard? Why write all these articles and try so hard to change a system that can’t possibly change?” And the long and short of it is this: No one should suffer as I have suffered.

All my activism, all my fighting comes back to that one sentence: No one should suffer…

No child should have to grow up hiding themselves for fear of rejection.

No woman should have to be scared to walk alone.

No one should be scared to practice their religion or culture openly and proudly.

No human being should have to live in fear. This is why I fight. Can I change the system? Can I make the world safer for those who come after me?

I don’t know. But I have to think it’s possible. I have to at least try.