Loved ones kept encouraging me to be more open about my status as a path to healing my shame, but the thought literally petrified me. Would people judge me? Would my status distract them from the accomplishments I had made?
No matter what lawmakers decide, nothing inspires me more than dreaming that one day same-sex couples everywhere will be able to walk fiercely and fabulously down the matrimonial aisle towards the person they love.
As I watched Beyoncé's performance on the Billboard Music Awards, the reason for my discomfort struck me: this song simply was not true. Girls don't "Run the World" and in my opinion, maybe this is the problem.
One Dress Project is a charity that benefits international humanitarian organizations working to prevent the sale of young women across the globe into marriage slavery, a fate that befalls an estimated 60 million girls.