“In the flush of love’s light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.”
— Maya Angelou
It is easy to look around the world, and find love in all its forms; from parent to child, from lover to lover, from friend to friend, and everything in between. It is even so commonplace that we sometimes forget that it is there. But for many throughout history, the simple and inalienable right to love wasn’t always so easy. Many of the joys we enjoy today are the products of long and hard-won battles—love included, and especially so. For many, love was an act of resistance.
Today, on Valentine’s Day, we’re going to explore the lives of couples with relationships so star-crossed and great that the odds could not shake them, relationships for which even history changed its course, thus proving that love always wins.