Be. . . Brave! 

 

Listen to all of Ash Beckham's inspiring speech here.

 

"Like many of us I’ve lived in a few closets in my life. And yeah, most often, my walls happen to be rainbow. But inside, in the dark, you can’t tell what color the walls are. You just know what it feels like to live in a closet. So really, my closet is no different than yours. (…)

 

At some point in our lives we all live in closets. And they may feel safe, or at least safer than what lies on the other side of that door. But I am here to tell you, no matter what your walls are made of, a closet is no place for a person to live. (...)

 

You may feel so very alone, but you are not. I guarantee you there are others peering through the keyhole of their closets, looking for the next brave soul to bust a door open. So be that person, and show the world that we are bigger than our closets and that a closet is no place for a person for a person to truly live."

 

 

          ~Ash Beckham, September 2013, TEDxBoulder

 

 

Open the door.