I just wanted to reach out because this is my secret from when I was 19, in 2012.
At the time of writing this secret, I was still pretty sure I was never going to make it to actually graduate college. I was so suicidal and hopeless trying to live in this world as a neurodivergent in disguise, I never thought I would even reach my 20s; this Friday is my 30th birthday.
I have never really been much of a birthday person, but this year I’m celebrating for 19 year old Molly who never thought this day would come. I’m celebrating that I’m still here.
I guess I just wanted to let you know that one of your secrets has a happy middle here.
Thank you for everything you do – the impacts that have rippled out are absolutely immeasurable. You’ve given this world the rarest and most beautiful gift of solidarity.
All my best and here to stay,