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Public Anouncement

I, Natasha Smith, publicly and unabashedly support the rights of LGBTQIA people and marriage equality.

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That is all.

On Validation…

Rainbow colored lights decorate the White House in honor of the Marriage Equality ruling

Rainbow colored lights decorate the White House in honor of the Marriage Equality ruling

When I was young and naïve and untouched by the worries of the adult world, I remember that when I would walk into a room, I felt like all eyes in the room looked at me and were pleased by what they saw. And, unhealthy and misguided as this was, knowing that I was attractive to the general public was validating to me. I felt valued and appreciated by the mere response people gave me with just their eyes, knowing nothing about me as a person. But, after the bodily trauma of carrying 5 children (2 of them twins!) in my body, the spiritual trauma of a faith crisis/transition, and the emotional trauma of a failed/abusive marriage and the ensuing stress of single motherhood, I now tend to count myself lucky if, by some happy circumstance, I happen to slip into a room completely unnoticed. Physically, I am no longer the youthful beauty that I remember myself to have been; and yet, I feel like the “real me” has improved progressively as the “exterior me” has slowly faded away. At least, I hope I am continually improving on the inside regardless of what remains on the outside. Continue reading