Tour journal #2. This one was a little less thrilling, but still a moment that made me think.
Day of Silence is a movement to call attention to the silencing of LGBT kids, especially due to and in the face of bullying and harassment. It’s more important than ever, to call attention to the conditions of bullied youth, but it’s always important to do more.
My next book will focus on my high school experiences— with bullying and confusion and all the rest. It’s also about the importance of art education in saving kids like me from falling through the cracks. I’m really excited to get started on this story. You can read a little more about this new project here!
Anyway, I’ve been thinking about this stuff lately and this was a moment that, for me, drove home how high school is terrifying and insane, and that 10 years out, I still have to traverse the pitfalls now and then.