Growing up in a small beach town in New Jersey is a life that parents dream of for their children. The popular summer destination, nestled on a Cape May County Island, was my year-round reality. Being in walking distance to the beach, attending great schools, and living in a town that is considered safe and supportive for families, was more than my parents ever imagined to be possible.
Welcome to my life in the United States in 2018. I'm a liberal lesbian and free-thinker seeking equal rights for the LGBTQ community, criminal justice reform, civil liberties and civil rights for immigrants, and much more.
The state of New Jersey, now under the control of a new Governor, Phil Murphy, is facing a difficul decision regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana. Before I talk about marijuana becoming legal, I would like to explain why marijuana is illegal.
A few years ago I went on a hunt to find an adoptable dog to add to my family. I searched on Petfinder.com for weeks before seeing a dog and instantly pointing to her photo and saying, "that's her, that's my dog."