What makes you lovely?

"I have a unique love for the (seemingly) unloveable. I do not desire to turn my face or my heart away from broken or ugly or different people. I desire to search through the dark corners and margins of our society in order to find them, to love, to build community with them.

As I have leaned into this desire, I have seen transformation in myself and others. I have been blessed with many opportunities to model and teach loving people different from myself. It fuels the fire in me. Each stereotype broken, each stigma transformed leaves me lovelier than before because I have the honor of planting that loveliness right into the soul of another. It does not take away from my loveliness. It leaves us both lovelier and less judgmental than before."