I am living Reverend King’s dream and as such, I am inspired to dream.
I have a dream. It is a dream inspired by King before I was born, and now charged with my own spirit. It is a dream that I can continue his dream and help create an even more open world for my daughter and the children of her generation.
It is a dream that one day my daughter’s spirit will know the freedom of a world in which her dreams are not seen as unusual or lofty because of a trait she has no control over. Where she is not just a trailblazer but a member of an expanding team.
I dream of a world where her mere presence is not more inspiring than the deeds she’s done. Where her uniqueness does not cause others to prejudge her capabilities, dreams and ambitions. Where she is accepted for who she is and who she wants to become.
I dream of a day when my daughter need not justify her passions to those who cling to legacy beliefs. Where her reasons and choices are heard and respected and not assumed or ridiculed based on genetic demographics.
I dream of a world where my daughter knows she has real choices in who she wants to be, whom she wants to be with and what she wants to do.
I dream of a world where my daughter is safe to go about her day or night without fear of random madness. Where fear, anger and sadness no longer rule human interactions.
I dream of inspiring my daughter to find her own dream and of building her passion to succeed at it.
I have a dream that one day, we will succeed in changing the world and my daughter and the children of her generation will be free to dream a new dream.