#MeToo and Little Women

I will be honest. I am an openly gay Asian single man on the autism spectrum. I had way too much fun in college because people I knew had accepted my homosexuality. Unfortunately, reality crept in after the graduation ceremony.

I had lost touch with pretty much everyone I had known and loved, and had been ostracized by a church that is full of social media addicts. Life is definitely scary as soon as school ended.

Nevertheless, I am thankful for becoming an educator (much like the teachers who had inspired me to become who I am today). It would have been nice to not have one of my students molest me, but sometimes kids are just kids.

I might be part of the #MeToo Movement, but I fully support the radically feminist ideas that Greta Gerwig infused in her adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. And just like Princess Jasmine, I will not be silenced because I hope to be a beacon of hope for not just the LGBT community, but for humanity as a whole. Cheers to little people with high hopes and aspirations!

Alex Andy Phuong earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University—Los Angeles in 2015. He was a former Statement Magazine editor who currently writes passionately. He has written film reviews for MovieBoozer, and has contributed to Mindfray. His writing has appeared in The Bookends Review and The Society of Classical Poets. He writes with the sincerest hope to inspire the ones who dare to pursue their dreams.

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