Last night I saw one of my favorite performers live: Ani DiFranco. She is a prolific folk musician who has stayed true to herself, leaving room for evolution as she discovers more and more of who she is. Through her growth, many have been inspired to be themselves even when that means being different.
It is hard to find the right words to say about the show, so I will just say what I felt. When the show started it occurred to me what a sacred space I was in. As I looked around, I thought about how most of the people there probably feel like outsiders in other places in their life. And in this space, they belong. You could feel it.
We need more spaces like this.