You have no idea how badly I needed to hear this tonight.
I’ve said before that I had 11 followers when I wrote that piece. I now have over 1700. It got, the last time I checked, over 850,000 reads. Almost 4000 recommendations. The USA today piece came as a total shock. The stories that people shared had me in tears for a week.
The worst? The comments telling me I had no right to my feelings, that I had no idea what I was talking about, that I had made it all up.
It’s been a struggle to publish anything since.
Thank you so, so much for writing this, for tagging me, and for reminding me that I don’t need to apologize for any of it.