Daisy's Presentation Day
Southern California, 2019. Eight-year-old African girl Daisy, adopted by a Caucasian gay couple David and Isiah, was feeling excited for her first presentation day at her local elementary school. However, her excitement and presentation were brutally dismissed when the class bully, Billy, and her other classmates shamed her for having a family dynamic that didn’t exemplify the popular heteronormative model. She navigated through fighting the internal and external conflicts associated with her parents’ relationship to the point where she had a breakdown. With the help of her guidance counselor, she was able to inform others that casting judgment based on one’s differences is hurtful, wrong, and demeaning. In the end, all we need is love, and love doesn’t see race, color, or gender.