Colours of the Rainbow - Pride Month




Cynthia/Lenny
She/Her
Richmond, IN

If I could go back in time I would tell myself not to worry about keeping up appearances in regards to sex and sexuality. Growing up I spent a lot of time trying to measure my worth based on the values put in place by my heterosexual peers. The funny thing was I always knew I was queer but did not have an LGBTQ+ community to turn to so I felt extremely stifled and uncomfortable in myself. It was only years later by the end of high school that I started to feel confident in my identity enough to start exploring what being queer means to me. It has been truly liberating to know that my feelings and attractions are not wrong or strange. Unfortunately, I have not fully come out and I’m hoping that with time I will be able to open that door to all the loved ones in my life. I always believe that life has a way of sorting itself out and I would tell young Lenny to have more faith in this mantra.

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