I am NOT the Same Hawaii 2023
So…it is possible for me to affirm me while protecting my personal boundaries.
I can embrace the community we share while not compelled to expend energy
I don’t have to appease or validate you.
I can advocate for your sense of agency without agreeing with your lifestyle.
I am, unapologetically, my own sense of complicated – no explanation necessary.
I don’t have to smile, be strong, take it easy or have a nice day as long as those things
are really empty of authenticity.
I needn’t accept your encouragement when it’s couched in admonitions to be more
like you or acknowledge the contrived crossover of our realities as evidence of
I can love, expect love, and question love, all at the same time -
linearly or transcendentally.
I can love, tears flowing, choked up and fearful while still hopeful, grateful and
in no need of being found.
I am full of anticipation – looking for a path of footsteps to follow or
courageously making my own.
I step into the newness of the unknown with the fierceness of a newborn
demanding to live.