By now, I’m sure all of you have read my most recent blog post. Some of you have seen fit to cut me out of your life as a result, which is sad, but also hardly surprising. Authenticity is rarely celebrated or even tolerated by those who wish to preserve their own brand.
And that’s fine.
I was born fighting. At six weeks overdue, I gave my mother a less than pleasant labor experience, even by labor experience standards. Multiple times throughout that long night we both almost died. The first things I felt in this life were pain and terror.
But I also learned how to fight for my life. I learned that I could.
In the wake of that blog post, I had good people come out of the woodwork to show their support. People like that can make the apocalypse a little more bearable.
In the heat of battle, you lose friends, but you also find out who your true friends are, who has your back and who will fight alongside you.
To those who have stood by me: you are seen, you are heard, and you are loved.
Because of you, I am okay.
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