I am white. Gay and male. American. Californian. Sacramentan. Brunette and brown-eyed. A writer. Agnostic. Maybe a little overweight.
I am human.
You are black. Short. Blonde. Transgender. Chinese. An artist. A mother. Muslim. Green-eyed. A construction worker. Bisexual. South African. Christian. Non binary. A teacher. Russian. A small town kid. Homeless. Rich. Old and wise.
You are human.
I am tired from years of fighting. Broken. Worn down. Ready for the madness to end.
So are you.
We were silent for too long. We didn’t do enough when we could have. We didn’t stand up when it mattered. We could have done more.
We are white. We are black. We are Asian. We are African. We are European. We are Latino.
We are tall. We are short.
We are queer and we are straight.
We are Christian and Muslim and Buddhist and Jewish and atheist.
We are blonde and brunette and red-headed and everything in between.
We are standing up now. We are saying “enough is enough.”
We are human, together.
We are standing up.