Kumurot sa puso ng maraming netizen ang istorya ni Sophiya Kirsten Montaño tungkol sa pagkakaroon ng same sex parents na parehong babae.
“When I was in grade school, I would go home crying my eyes out; it was painful to process how society perceives your family that way when you go home to a space full with nothing but love and functions no different from a traditional family. My mama would always explain it to me by saying, ‘They’re not used to families like ours, they don’t understand how it’s like, and people don’t like things they don’t understand'”, bahagi ng post ng dalaga.
Sa isang ulat, sinabi ni Sophiya na naisipan niyang isapubliko ang karanasan bilang parte ng selebrasyon ng Pride Month at para mamulat ang mata, isip, at puso ng nakakarami pagdating sa mga LGBTQIA+.
Ikinagulat niya raw na marami palang tao ang nakaka-relate sa mga pinagdaaanan niya noon.
Dagdag ng dalaga, nakatutuwa at nakalulungkot daw isipin na hindi ka nga raw nag-iisa pero pare-parehas kayo ng nararamdaman at nararanasan.
“I’m proud of my moms, and I’m proud of everyone in this community. We have a long way to go in this fight, but we’ll get there. We will be recognized and accepted. Until then, know that you’re not alone and we’ll resist together,” pagpapatuloy niya.
Sa loob lamang ng isang araw ay umani ng 43,000 likes at 22,000 shares sa Facebook ang madamdaming post ni Sophiya.
Long #PRIDE post ahead, but I hope you take the time to read my experience as a child of same sex parents!A few months…
(Photo courtesy of Sophiya Kirsten Montaño)