My mom started reading #HarryPotter to me at age 6. I saw the first movie with my best friend at age 8, and we went to Barnes and Noble at midnight together for the last two book releases starting at age 12. I finished the final book at age 14 and saw the final movie at age 20.
I can honestly say I don't know who I would be if I hadn't grown up with this series. Thank you, J.K. Rowling for teaching me about love, loss, and sacrifice; good, evil, and the grey space in-between; the power of privilege and community in shaping someone's life; and that ladies can be the smartest, badass b's. Thank you for opening up the eyes of an entire generation to something bigger than themselves.
I can't imagine my life without Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Neville, Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall, Lupin, Tonks, Fred, George, Molly, Arthur, Dudley, Lilly, Snape... and so many more.
Happy 20 years to the most impactful series in history. ❤️🙌🏻✨