“I am so thankful that my parents stopped being afraid of being outcasts and didn’t listen to the rules of [Indians of our] society…It made them stronger people.
It didn’t matter that we were Indian. It didn’t matter what people thought of us. It didn’t matter that we weren’t of status. What mattered was our happiness. What mattered was love. What mattered was being at peace with who we were, and where we were in life, and seeing my family growing into their newfound selves makes every day that much more worthwhile.
I want my story to inspire people to fall in love with their own story, whatever that may be. My parents and I take full pride in our experiences, but sadly, few still do not understand. We never know the weight someone is carrying until we see them fall. Pick them up. Open your mind and open your heart because everybody needs somebody.”
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