When I was a little girl, I would have raised my hand if asked, "Who likes rainbows and hearts?!" "Who believes in unicorns?!" Maybe in a Sunday School setting, "Raise your hand if you love Jesus!" But I am not eight anymore. I'm thirty-eight, and I've put these things behind. I raise my hand for different things now...
Who had it wrong...all wrong? I raise my hand.
Who turns away from the invisible (i.e. non-existent)? I raise my hand.
Who sides instead with living, breathing, genuinely good people? I raise my hand.
Who knows that in the past, women were property in marriage?
Who has heard that non-matching skin color was a legal deal-breaker?
Who believes that when we know better, we do better? I raise my hand to all.
Who supports LGBT rights, including marriage equality? I raise my hand.
I won't pretend in order to fit a role I've been given in the play in someone else's mind.
Wherever, whenever, in front of whomever...
I raise my hand.