HELLO! I am so sorry this reply is coming at you like six months(!?) after the fact, but here it goes!
I appreciate your words so much, and they really do mean a lot to me. I've read comments from quite a few people about their positive reactions to the story's themes, but you're probably the first to tell me directly, haha. If I can be very honest I've always worried about this story because I didn't want to treat the themes flippantly or offensively, but most people seem to feel good about that aspect. I even made big huge plans to massively overhaul the entire story before, but I lost some files and all I have now is the revised Part One. Maybe someday, but ugh lol.
Enough about me, though. It's incredibly humbling to hear that you responded so well and that my words could have any sort of positive effect on you as well as your writing. I really do hope you continue to write and tell stories, and I wish you all the luck in the dang world because it's sooo hard, but totally worth it when you see that word count go up.
Again, totally super sorry for the late reply