My truth is this. Talking to my partners will always be priority one. But if I want to feel truly comfortable in the world at large, talking to the public has to run a very close second. And both have to be treated with equal care. It's a daily challenge to be sure. A challenge when I meet new people and wonder whether I should use the word "girlfriend" when I introduce Jemma. A challenge when I do an interview and I know the people I love and the people who love me are watching. A challenge when I write something that I know will reach exactly the ears I'm longing to truly reach.
It is something that all of you and the rest of the poly community have made possible for me to shoulder. Which is why I wanted to take my time today to say the two words that I truly cannot say emphatically or sincerely enough—thank you.
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