Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I feel free.

On season eight of Project Runway,
Mondo revealed on national television
for the first time in his life
that he was HIV positive.

The plus signs on these pants
represent his being HIV positive.

Afterward, he said,
over and over,
"I feel good.
I feel free."

It made me cry.

Yes,
I thought.

Saying hard things
that need to be said
is what makes you free,
not hiding behind them
to spare someone the hurt.

On Joy and Sorrow, by Kahlil Gibran

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