What’s my story?
Like all of us, my life has been shaped by stories. As a kid, I learned to hide from stories. The ones about my parents’ divorce, about my hometown’s assassination of JFK, and about my own serious illnesses. As a young adult, I learned how to bring power to stories. The ones about being gay and deserving rights; about fighting HIV/AIDS; about winning campaigns and earning success. Now, as a middle-aged guy, I’m focused on revisiting stories that I and my country tell ourselves. Because I don’t think either of us have gotten it completely right. And, maybe just maybe, it’s time we did.