I have been in seven different states in the last couple of weeks. I have seen mountain, river, lake, ocean, valley, desert and forest. I am so thankful for the beauty of this land, and the life I am able to lead in this land. My rights – my freedom to practice my religion and the way I am regarded as a woman – are such an integral part of my life that I don’t know who I would be in a different country. I hope I never take that for granted.
Los Angeles, California