Reflection: One year of transition

“I had to learn to hold on to all the parts of me that served me, in spite of the pressure to express only one to the exclusion of all others.” — Audre Lorde

“[…] a totaling of differences without merging. I am also speaking of a love shaped by our mutual commitment to hard work and confrontation over many years, each of us refusing to settle for what was easy, or simple, or acceptably convenient.” — Lorde, Eye to Eye.

I am reclaiming, reviving, and preserving the fruitful seeds that were planted in my life by my village. I am moving forward, freely. Thank you for loving me without hesitation. — August

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