February 01, 2011

BIG GAY FAM

"We saw clearly for the first time something wild and heroic in her, an acreage of heart and valor beyond anything our male experience had taught us." Andrew Solomon on making his extended family. This family is my mom's other family, her second family outside of my sister and I, so I can attest how it all came together is as special as it how Andrew tells it. It's also a reminder that whenever I say I have a kid, or Matt and I have a son, no one is going to tell us it's disgusting or amoral or against god's law--it's the unearned privilege right of simply being hetero parents.

Posted by jessica hopper at February 1, 2011 12:12 AM | TrackBack