Everyone deserves a chance at life, the human connections and a listening ear. It was our differences that created our world, but acceptance would make it a lot brighter. I am part of a community that is often overlooked and forgotten. I never thought my voice would have value or be respected. But it’s one voice out of millions. Acceptance shouldn’t only be accessible to some. We should all have the chance to look back one day and smile at a life well lived. Not hold back the tears from a strong life, one forged in fire but burned in the process.