Let’s begin applying our critical lens and accountability practices to those in our community who call their abuse and hurtfulness “mistakes.” We cannot continue to use and abuse each other under the guise of fostering personal growth. There is room to continue individually growing and integrate trauma into our sense of personal deve…
Very sage advice, Brianna Suslovic.
As a young gay man in the 1980s, I saw so many queer people acting out in dangerous ways. I saw so much inability to overcome the challenges caused by oppression and persecution.
We gain nothing by allowing our problems to be excuses, however. We need to be nurturing one another, learning from one another, and growing with one another.