It’s no secret to those who know me, that purple is my favorite color. I joke that it’s the sole remnant of twelve-year-old girlhood I possess, my love of most shades of purple.
Today I wear it not just because I love it, but to show my support. To LGBT teenagers and adults– to anyone who’s been bullied for being who they are.
I know for so many, it does get better. I want it to continue getting better. I want, when my kids have children of their own, that days like this will be obsolete and they’ll be asking why such a thing was even necessary and be appalled as to the reasons.
I want to help make it better if only by showing, through the color I wear today, that I care.