Frozen 2 is on. My daughter is sitting on the couch. If it isn’t Frozen, it’s Turning Red. “Panda?” she asks when she wants to watch Turning Red. This weekend, though, she has been on another Frozen kick. While she watches one of her top three movies (ever), she is playing with her educational toy blocks. I gotta admit something, though. This movie is actually incredible. Its soundtrack is especially wonderful and haunting. “Into the Unknown” is my favorite track, including the Panic at the Disco version at the end of the movie.
It’s little moments like this that remind me how much I enjoy being a father.
Today, I’ll be taking the little one swimming after the movie. It’s time we both got out of the house for a little extra recreational fun. Who knows? Maybe it’ll tire her out enough so I can take a nap, too, today.
I’m doing all I can in cherishing every moment we have.
Now that Roe v Wade has been overturned, I fear for her future. The ruling on Friday, June 24th, 2022 set the “United” States back 50 years.
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued a 7–2 decision in favor of “Jane Roe” (Norma McCorvey) holding that women in the United States had a fundamental right to choose whether to have abortions without excessive government restriction and striking down Texas’s abortion ban as unconstitutional.
Thankfully, there are allies. There are allies around the globe providing as much emotional and mental support as possible. Financial support included.
It’s not enough these positive examples around the world are there to follow because I too must be an example for how she is to be treated. With respect and with dignity. Always. There is no room for anything else in this world. I feel that doing so will give her enough tools she can use to navigate through this increasingly dark timeline.
I fear for my future a well.
It’s no secret that like ~20 million others, I’m a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. You know where I’m going with this. LGBTQIA+ rights are now “next” according to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. All generations are at stake. And during political climates such as this, adverse mental health conditions spike. I am part of that statistic. Well, that was years ago, but the point is the same.
If this continues, it’ll be generations (plural) until we see all of our rights restored.