choice in the matter. It's just how I believe God made you. And I think he doesn't make any mistake, so was the issue. But I think for my mother who again grew up during a different time thought that it was her fault or she messed up in a way of maybe she should have forced me to wear more dresses as a kid. But the truth is we all know that that's just silliness. Did you try to Matthew entrance done? Of course until I started to really rebel In say, No, I don't want to do that. I wanna where you know my overalls or I'll where my jeans. Emma sneakers Am I you know, by police. And I think that really bothered her because she's a very feminine woman. My sister is a very feminine woman. Every woman of our family is very feminine. So when I started to feel more comfortable, MI androgynous spirit, I think he kind of make them go What That's weird. And I think that it's thought that is chopped up to me being weird. And when I put a name to it and realised, Oh no, I'm not just in Johnson his I'm a soft stood for which and lesbian community is a way of saying someone who or you can say is mass-claim presenting. Uh, but still has Vivian in qualities. I think my mother started to realize, Oh, So not only are you lesbian, but you're a a very obvious lesbian Are they might be easier for her power, a a lifting lesbian, if our of him and then lose that way. People can judge me on site, but I got to a place where I didn't care if people judge me on site like, this is how I feel comfortable, This is how I choose to present myself to the world. And so it was really a process for her because of how I dress and how I walk to the world. And I think she has had to really make peace with it. And it took some time. It always takes time. So I have one more question for you because we're almost at at a time I regret to say. On So you say you knew at the edge of seven that you wanted to write for television yet, pretty young to enter figure that out. You grow up with your mother and your grandmother. Did your mother, our grandmother control the TV when you're young and were your tastes shaped by what they loved on television? They absolutely control the TV, but I'm very grateful that when I was that age, Thursday night must see television happened to be The Cosby Show in a different world. And I'm always grateful for that. And I know that Cosby's actions are ones that have really devastated. I think not just the victims, but I think the people that looked up to him as well. I think we feel betrayed and violated to play. It doesn't take away the joy that that theme music, that playful end sporadic. An amazing jazz music theme music that you here in know what the second you here that you you when the Calgary. So you know something beautiful and black and funny and amazing is going to happen. You know, it Clair's gonna walk through the door with are perfectly quaffed hair. Her amazing. Suit and her million-dollar smile and those kids are gonna come downstairs with a mundane problem. That's going to be a story. I was going to be. I just a lovely, an amazing episode of television either. You can't you can't take that away from my childhood. You can a race How much Whitley Gilbert and Dewayne Wayne. Their love story meant to me. He can't take away the infamous tissue Campbell episode when she admits to being HIV positive, who will be Gobert is guest starring as their Professor. That stuff You can't take away from our brain. And I was just lucky that I was a kid watching it and seeing not myself yet in the different world, but I was seeing who I want it to be. And I did see my cell phone calls, we shall I was Rudi plain and simple. I was her. Uh, and and I saw so much of myself and so much of what I wanted to be in though shows. So that really is the thing that made me go. I wanna be a part of whatever that world is. And is through the thing that really set me on that path. And I'm just grateful that my mom I grandmother said, Yeah, this is a show. These are shows we can all watched together. And it's the one time that my family would huddle in a room and watch something together. So they really did control the remote and I'm grateful they did because I think he gave me a real sense of television history. And and also gave me real sense of. You know what television can be at what it can do for some wind, and what television differ me was at taught me how to dream. It taught me what to dream about, and I'm grateful that I get to write that now because someone we look at a show I have written and start dreaming, and that means a lot to me then away. That's been great to talk with you. Thank you so much. Thank you for having me. Lean awaith created the new Showtime series. The shy. Mm.