It took a while for me to recognize that everyone has a right to express themselves. I was about 5 at the time, and it wasn't because the Constitution said it is so. It was because it doesn't make sense to censor anyone here in these United States.
They have been through more struggles, they have endured more pain, they have sacrificed more, and they are more worldly because of it all. Maybe we don't want a reminder that with all the advantages we have here, we didn't take advantage of them as well as this man/woman from a different land.
Stacey is a classic example of a young lady who sees the world around her and wants to help people see it in a different light. She has a platform to speak and she takes advantage of it. Hundreds of thousands of people listen to her and millions would welcome her to a family dinner. She has led a life that many, many people would aspire. She has seen success and COULD just ride it out quietly cashing her checks. Yet she speaks her mind. She doesn't hide from her words, and obviously has thought about things before she puts it all out there for the world to react to. What some don't realize is that her stage is a LOT bigger than most.
Should we dismiss her because we disagree? Of course not. Should we applaud her just because she says something? Of course not. Should we RESPECT her for using her voice, and hoping she can make a difference? Of course we should. Not everyone in her position would have the fortitude to take the abuse that she knows will come her way. I don't know how she handles the invitations to assist in her suicide. I don't see how she can ignore those accusations in her race that she be kicked out. I don't understand how she can stay positive in the darkness that people try and cast over her.