A Note From Cathy and Jill
A special Thanksgiving note from Cathy DeBuono and Jill Bennett on how visibility matters at the Thanksgiving table. Plus an update about their vlogs and the exciting news about their upcoming project Word on the Street.
It's been about a month since we've joined the SheWired.com family and we've finally started to settle in to our new home. We're so glad you have found us and we are excited about continuing our work here. As you know, we have been busy these last few weeks with the protests and travel. We wanted to let you know that starting in December, we will be alternating our vlogs every other week in order to accommodate the other project we are working on - Word on the Street. We don't want to give too much away just yet, but we're planning to launch a taste of Word on the Street right here sometime after the new year. Our lovely Senior Editor Tracy Gilchrist will tell you all about it, so stay tuned.
In the mean time, What's Your Problem? will return next week and Cathy will be addressing her recent controversial article "Is Gay the New Black?"The Violet Underground will return December 9th with an interview with Dr. JB -- a 91-year-old war veteran doctor with more opinions than Jill… who also happens to be her grandpa.
We also have one more thought about the protests this past week. We were once again awestruck and inspired by the turn out of our gay brothers and sisters not only in Chicago, but all over the world. We heard reports of rallies not only in cities around the US, but in London, in Paris… everywhere. It almost seems that the passing of Proposition 8 was a good thing -- the call to arms that our movement needed. Our community and our allies have come together in a way that we have never before felt in our lifetimes -- and during this time of Thanksgiving it seems ironically appropriate to give thanks for prop 8.
Let's take the opportunity that the holidays offer to continue to make this movement personal. Let this be the year that you bring your partner home for dinner, the year you talk about how you met, the year that you allow your life to be fully present regardless of who is in the room or who is uncomfortable. Handle it with compassion and patience, but refuse to be politely oppressed. It's time to stop enabling fear and start encouraging growth. It's time to outgrow our glass closet.
We are in this together. Let's reconvene here, tell our stories and support one another. Keep fighting the good fight...
Cathy and Jill