Moving from our current play field into something better for all of us.
I was linked to NOM’s unprovoked, confusing, hate-filled blog post about me. This is my open letter back.
“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”
– J.K. Rowling
The internet has become that kid at the pool party standing on the diving board yelling incessantly at his mom to watch him do “just one more” flip. IT’LL BE SO AWESOME. I’m the mom and I just want to drink my Bloody Mary and watch Netflix in peace.
And live the way he learns to live. I did and I will.
“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.”
– Brodi Ashton
“If you don’t like Cinderella because she seems so ‘naive’ and ‘weak,’ listen to this quote from the Walt himself: ‘She believed in dreams, all right, but she also believed in doing something about them. When Prince Charming didn’t come along, she went over to the palace and got him.'”
– Walt Disney Company
“I’ve heard that people stand in bad situations because a relationship like that gets turned up by degrees. It is said that a frog will jump out of a pot of boiling water. Place him in a pot and turn it up a little at a time, and he will stay until he is boiled to death. Us frogs understand this.”
– Deb Caletti
“The whole history of humanity is just one long battle between conflict and cooperation and between us and them.”
– Bill Clinton
The romanticized past that so many people look back on nostalgically never existed, and trying to reignite that sentiment will only hurt the people you’re allegedly trying to help.