Words of Wisdom From Isabel Rose



I have the most loving, supportive parents any kid could ask for. I remember hearing both of them tell me upon my coming out seven years ago that they were ALWAYS going to have my back. That they were always going to protect me as best they could. That they were always going to welcome me into their home. Now, I acknowledge that not every queer person has that. And I also realize that each family reacts differently to the revelation of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity; based on both their culture and lived experiences. Thankfully, Isabel Rose understands the importance of listening to her child and honoring something that is; essentially, out of her control despite previously-held beliefs. Because the truth is: when it’s YOUR kid and their life’s at stake, only love and compassion should matter.