|"Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I've walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, in it, and above".–Gia Carangi
Not because she was so fucking beautiful. Not because she was so fuck me please sexy and gorgeous. Not because she made it. Not because she was the first supermodel. Not because she loved women. Not because her beauty made her and others rich. Not because she had aids. Not because she was the first [documented] woman to die of aids in America. Not because she had a hard time being alone. Not because she adored and loved her mother so very much.
But because in hopes that she might prevent others from suffering as she did, Gia chose to humble herself and allowed the world to see her as she was in her last days. Because she had the courage to stand before the looking glass and see the truth. Because she had the strength to forgive and be forgiven. Because she broke bread with the world and ate and drank of the body and blood of Christ. Because she had the willingness to accept wisdom and compassion over pity. Because she persevered through hell and darkness to find her way back to the light. Because she chose good over evil. Because she gave herself and her soul to love over vanity and ego and died with dignity, grace and honor. –Petra Maricela Thompson Violetarojo de Cordero