Joni Madison, Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff of the Human Rights Campaign.
"I was taught to respect authority. I wish I had known to also question it."
"When I was in my mid-20s, a friend told another friend that 'I wish she wouldn’t try so hard.' You see, I had to be a little more and do a little more than anyone. As I eventually wrapped my head around the comment, I ultimately gave myself permission to relax a bit and live more in the moment. Of course, this didn’t happen overnight. But it was a comment that helped me look inward, grow, relax, and allow myself to let some of the nicer things in me come out.”
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