Last Saturday morning I was sitting in the hair salon on a rainy Saturday morning with red dye plastered on my head. My mom was in the chair next to me flipping through a magazine making comments about one of the Jenner sisters. My phone jingled-a friend of mine posted on my Facebook a screenshot of her Yahoo inbox, featuring my xoJane article (which was reprinted in Huffington Post Women). For those who know me, I’m rarely speechless. Well this was a rare occasion- you’re love life isn’t always on one of the world’s most popular websites is it?
Needless to say round two of reactions began and shocked me. Over 400 emails, 21K likes, 1368 comments, and a few hundred more on the original essay. Not to mention the awesome new readers that wanted to know more about the girl who was insane/ballsy enough to write about the clusterfuck of her love life. And her highly intelligent cat.
The outpouring of support and encouragement moved me deeply. Apparently I’m not the only one going through the same experience. Of course there were cruel commentators- but as my girl Taylor Swift says- “Hater’s Gonna Hare, I’m Just Gonna Shake It Off’.
Here are some of the uplifting notes awesome strangers have sent.
Since this piece struck a nerve to so many people, Huffington Post Live asked me to be on their show tomorrow afternoon at 2:15 to chat about the article. I’ll be joining them via Google Hangout!
Today at the end of the day before leaving work, I checked my email and saw HuffPo sent out their daily digest. Opening it, I was shocked to see my face staring back at me. At first I thought it was a prank, then I had to made sure I was awake. The photo that’s hanging up on my parent’s fridge is now in the inbox of thousands. Gulp.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, sharing your thoughts and for blowing my mind<3