"I thought that sharing dark confessions created more of a bond than sharing lighthearted experiences ever could."
"Tears began streaming from my eyes ... No matter how hard I tried, I could not stop shaking ... And that’s when I saw her."
"Though the company claimed to be sorry for my experience, it did not take any responsibility for what happened."
"By Sunday night the tweet was approaching 8 million views, after activists and reporters and movie stars had reshared it."
"I couldn’t help but wish I could teleport myself back in time. Kavi Sharma was exactly the doll I needed ― only 40 years too late."
"I prided myself on being tough and not complaining — even when I had to crawl on my hands and knees down the stairs to have a family dinner."
"When I asked other parents how they handle clothing, most said they steer their boys toward the boys section — even if they want pink or unicorns — to save them humiliation."
"Sixty was the age of leaving the house and returning for the car keys, the age of 'have you seen my glasses?' Who left a marriage at this point?"
"My phone pinged before I stepped off the plane ... My mom texted: 'Trisha, I love you very much, but I can’t let you come to my wedding.'"
"Finally, at 40, I was ready to figure out what I wanted. I found myself coming out again, not as gay or bi or even pansexual."