So, I don't have many pictures today because I wasn't even going to take pictures today. I wasn't feeling so well, and was really tired from school and such. So, I took these photos after resting a while, mainly because of why I wore what I did today. Today, at my school as well as various other places around the country, was a day of remembrance and mourning for thirteen boys who took their lives over the past three months due to bullying and homophobia. We were asked to wear purple in remembrance. It was really touching. While not as many people as I thought wore purple, whenever I would see someone wearing the color, or they saw me, we shared a slight smile out of the knowledge of why we were wearing what we were wearing. I know that the color of my dress is not going to change people, but I think it's important to acknowledge, in every way possible, something that you care about deeply. As someone who loves words, I know how powerful they are. While they can be used for beautiful purposes, like poetry, so many people use them to hurt and sting. It baffles me that people can think they are better than others based on something like sexuality, or anything else really. The fact that these boys were pushed and hurt so much that they felt that life was no longer worth living hurts so much. The fact that people can make other people feel so bad that they want to end their lives hurts so much. So, I wore purple today to show what I believe in and to mourn the unnecessary loss of thirteen beautiful lives, ended too soon due to an epidemic of ignorance and lack of acceptance. I hope people start to listen.