It gets better, it gets worse… but guess what?

I really admire the spirit behind the It Gets Better videos. I had a lot of privileges growing up, and a compared to most queer people in the world, an incredibly supportive environment to come out into when I was younger. For kids who don’t though, it’s important to see positive role models out there, people to look up to who’ve made it through tough times and gotten stronger.

It really upset me seeing politicians starting to use this idea cynically, to make it encourage kids to look forward to a time when “it gets better” without acknowledging their power and responsibility to do something about it. So this is my spin on that idea.