Amanda Madigan’s ‘Green’ is a piece that I believe to be relevant not only to the acknowledgement of the plight of the LGBT community and the struggles, but also timelessly relevant because it deals with human compassion, the systems we trap ourselves in, and our escapes time and time again. ‘Green’ explores humanities’ condition through a specific plight of a peoples. It is a fictitious story that is contained in its own fantasy world but also a piece that contains a mixture of subliminal and direct messages about the world around us. Madigan's delivery through fiction calls upon her readers to look a bit deeper and in turn be reminded of our nature. It isn’t about becoming good or bad or any binary of any sort. It’s our contempt against ourselves that make us believe stability and balance requires a strict categorizing. However, ‘Green’ shows us that we are not doomed to this insecurity. We can find ourselves beyond the rigor and finally be free.