In the coming years, I will have to face the same dreaded challenge of explaining and comforting that so many parents and teachers faced the morning after the election. I will have to hope that my son's school is an inclusive and equitable safe space in a country that may not be.
I wrote a musical about being sexually abused and what followed, I speak about it, I share my story to help others. The biggest thing we can do is continue to speak out. Let the world know this is an issue that keeps happening. Let the world know we must stop it. Paint it, shout it, share it.
We were kissing in an Italian art museum. The Galleria Borghese, the sculpture room. He had one hand entwined in mine, the other around my neck. Other tourists were staring, but we were in Rome, and when in Rome, one kissed when one was in love.