This is only the second episode of Lisa Ling’s “Our America” on OWN and just as I suspected, it’s my favorite show on the network. I cannot say enough good things about both of the episodes I’ve seen…the first covering faith healers and the second, transgender lives. All the individuals profiled in this series thus far have remarkable stories and I’m in awe of how they so freely shared their lives and while a lesser journalist might not care enough, Lisa Ling gets MASSIVE kudos from me for giving the stories and experiences as much precious care as these men, women and children deserve.
Michelle, Tan, Landon and D’elle all leave me inspired and changed for the better by having shared their stories but it was little Hailey who got me at my center…at my mother’s heart. This is just a snapshot of the the second episode featuring Hailey but it contains the moment that broke me wide open. As a parent, I cannot stand up and applaud her mother and father enough for accepting and loving their daughter so completely and without condition. They are the parents that I wish ALL children had.
At 4:44, if you have a heart beating beneath your ribcage, you’ll completely understand what moved me.
Someone will see her in all her gorgeous glory, dad…someone will.