family pride, confidence, voice, advocacy
Ruby: I think just that it’s important that at its core everyone is the same. Like, um, like everyone is just people, and it doesn’t really matter what family you have or what you identify as, everyone should just be treated as people.
Tara: Great. Thank you. Wendy, anything you wanted to say?
Wendy: I’m really proud of Ruby.
Tara: Yah. You should be.
Wendy: Yah. And, Ruby and her sisters, too. You know, they’ve found a real voice. Each one individually has had a chance to sort of digest this stuff at different times of their life. I came out when Olivia and Amelia were twelve and four, but Ruby hadn’t been born yet. So she--hearing her speak as the person who has grown up fully within a queer family…
Wendy: …is a different voice than the other two but Ruby’s become such a mature, outspoken, like she said, confident, leading person. She was just elected mayor today in her class.
Tara: Congratulations. That’s exciting.
Tara: Just to be clear.
Ruby: Just so you know, I was already the mayor.