We settled into this false reality that we didn’t deserve it and we weren’t valid— that everyone else, all the straight kids deserved it more and they deserved love. That we didn’t deserve to live out loud and have our families know what was going on because what we were doing was "shameful." It's bullshit!
Playing Carole taught me about kindness, optimism and forgiveness. Seeing the glass half full and choosing joy and love despite heartache or disappointment was the biggest lesson. She makes me a brighter shade of sunny.
ome of these kids have no idea of how only one in god knows how many make it to Broadway. But how do you get there? Who do you talk to? I was fortunate enough to have LaChanze and people I could talk to and I thought I want to be that person for somebody else.