Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get…
You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else.
This is important.
This actually applies to being pro anything. Being pro something does not mean you are anti the other.
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I started reading Anna and the French Kiss last night and am having such a hard time paying attention on class to corneal dystrophies because I just want to keep reading!
All my memories about Esther are happy ones, but one in particular that is also kind of bitter-sweet was at Infinitus 2010, just about a month before she passed away. The HPA had just won the Chase Community Giving grant “With Esther”. I had met Andrew Slack the previous night and he told me they had tried really hard to fly Esther down to Florida for the press conference, but she was just too sick to make the trip on such short notice. Instead they skyped her in so she could be there for it.
After Chase presented the HPA with the check, Paul DeGeorge got up with his guitar and started playing The Weapon. The whole room got up and crowded around him and sang along with him and to/with Esther.
This was my first Con and also the first time I saw any kind of HaTP performance. It was such a special moment, and a moment I cherish greatly. And it made it even more special that it was because of Esther that this moment was happening and that we were able to virtually share it with her. It was through this campaign that Esther’s story really started to spread, and I think it really meant a lot to her to see how many people she had inspired. Esther had always talked about how she wanted to do something to help people, and we had been brainstorming with Andrew Slack for a while on something to do. Unfortunately none of that got to become a reality, but that day she was just so happy on screen during the whole press conference and it was just an amazing thing to watch and be a part of.
After the press conference ended, Esther stayed on Skype and people could line up and talk to her. I went up to the computer just to say a quick hello and tell her I loved her since I knew I’d get to talk to her again later and let other people who didn’t know her say hi. What I didn’t know then, was that would be the last time I talked with her over video/audio chat (wed only talked a few more times over text after that). That’s where the bitter part of the bitter-sweet comes in. It’s still such a happy memory for me though, and I’m really glad I was able to experience that. It just really showed fandom love at its finest, and it warms my heart to think about it. That was the first time I had really gotten to see first hand the kind of empowerment and love my friend had helped inspire, and still, to this day, it still warms my heart to hear how her story has touched so many people. It’s something I think I’ll never get used to, because to me she was just Esther, my friend, whereas to so many others she’s become this icon. But it makes me happy to see her live on through the lives of everyone she’s touched, so that day just represents for me that first time I really got to see the effect Esther had on this fandom, and also that last day I saw her happy and smiling and her bubbly self. It’s how I like to remember her.
shakespeare’s dating tips:
- use romantic metaphors and beautiful rhymes on your girl until she’s yours
- dress up as a guy, befriend your man and ask him what he thinks about you
- kill her cousin, then yourself (because you love her so much)
- don’t be mean to your girl or she might drown herself in a river. be nice