I am a 10th generation Quaker. Some people do not consider Quakers Christians. I practiced birth control and limited my family to two beautiful daughters to whom I could give the best possible education and opportunity. Some people consider that a sin. I am a feminist and I am unapologetic about wanting legal and political equality with men for myself and for all women. Some people think that makes me a radical. I was born in New York City, went to an Ivy League school, lived in LA and have black, gay, Muslim, and just plain weird people as my closest friends. Some people think that makes me an immoral, decadent, elitist. I believe that all work is noble and that no one who works hard should suffer poverty or live without health insurance. Some people think that makes me a socialist. “Some people” need to see the beauty in me, and in this amazing world filled with people making their own lives, choosing their own endings. I say, Namaste.