(Request for funds goes directly to Megan's family to help pay for medical expenses)
It is my sadness and reality to let people know about the passing of Megan Howarth. Megan for me, was my hero, close friend and room-mate. She is such an inspiration with all the hard work and care she would put into her activism with Ordain Women, the Asexual Community, Intersectional Feminism, LDS LGBT support groups and disability awareness.
Some of her favorite things included Series of Unfortunate Events, Max (her cat), her family, love for coupons, shopping at Smiths where her coupons would have her save more money than she spent, Dr. Who and so much reading. My favorite parts of her included her dry biting humor, her fierce education, how smart she was, and her real friendship. She did not judge anybody for who they are or their backgrounds. She would take in the broken, the sad, and the sick and give them what she could.
I loved our evenings with cooking for each other and watching Series of Unfortunate Events. I would playfully call her my platonic wife or us as little old ladies who loved her cat and liked to go to bed early. I loved her excitement when she shared references to things I could barely pick out myself, within her beloved tv shows. I loved going to her church meetings and her going to mine. I loved how she would sit down with me and help me with my homework. I loved how we could talk for hours about social justice issues that we were both passionate about. I loved that she was one of the only people who could insult me and I would not get upset because she was always right. I loved how her happy spot was on what we call the Cheeto Chair, with Max on her lap while keeping up with what is going on in the world with her fire kindle.
A lot of people knew Megan as shy and quiet but once getting to know her better, her humor could bite back so hard and she always had so much to contribute to the conversation. I am proud of my friendship with her.
To everybody who sees this, I'm sure they have their own personal stories of what time they have had with Megan and what she has contributed to them in their lives. I believe that one of the best ways we can remember her, is by giving back. Even though she left the mainstream LDS church, she still gave 10% of her monthly earnings away to charities she was passionate about. I think we can give back continuing on with her fight for activism and financial help with her medical expenses.
Thank you for your generosity, kindness and remembrance of our loving and passionate, Megan.