“If I had remained invisible, the truth would remain hidden.”

So speaks one of the characters from Cloud Atlas. It’s also a line that Lana Wachowski quotes in her speech at the Human Rights Campaign Gala where she accepted their Visibility Award. In July she and her brother appeared in an intro video to the 5 minute trailer for Cloud Atlas, making it their first public appearance since The Matrix and making it Lana’s first public appearance as Lana. In her HRC speech Lana tells about her choice of “coming out” to the public and about the fine lines between visibility and invisibility. It’s a beautiful, inspiring and moving speech: