I will speak up more like Christine Organ did in her Huffington Post piece:
It is time that the countless persons of faith who, like me, favor marriage equality start voicing our support just as loudly — no, louder — than those who condemn same-sex marriage. If this lopsided portrayal of marriage equality as a ‘religious versus secular’ issue continues, we risk hindering marriage equality progress, thereby denying deserving couples of their basic human right to fully engage in a loving and committed relationship. And society is and will be the worse for it.
I will reach out to my friends who have survived tragedy recently, like Julie Gardner, who lost so much when her house caught fire; like Varda Steinhardt, who lost her mother on January 17; Tracy Morrison, who had to say goodbye to her cat, Tyko; and Alexandra Rosas, whose nephew, Tommy, recently died.
I will admire friends like Heather King, who is three years sober; like Rita Arens, who has a new YA novel coming out, called The Obvious Game; friends like Greta Funk who lost her husband several years ago, but writes about shedding labels like “widow”; friends like Anissa Mayhew who has survived strokes and blogs in the raw; friends like Kelly /Mochamomma, who is writing her own Manifestos.
I will (eventually) make a documentary about kids who have had a parent come out.
I will go to Blissdom. I will approach people. I will sit in the front row. I will talk. I will contribute. I will have fun. I will be an active participant.
I will be me.
I will reach further.
I will strive harder.
I will live every day and do all that I can.
I will be a good mom.
I will love more fiercely and with all my heart.
I will be fearless.
I will not stop until I get it done.
I will say what I feel.
I will have that glass of wine.
I will say yes.
I will say no.
I will throw guilt in the garbage can.
I will leave dirty dishes in the sink. Sometimes.
I will say bad words. SHIT.
I will. I will. I will.