The importance of being ourselves

I think it’s always important to have a community. And I think what’s equally important is allowing yourself to just be yourself. There’s this whole notion of wanting to be like other queer people, of wanting to have this simple, clear-cut journey. And just wanting to make sense of it—that’s personally something that I’ve struggled with, and it’s caused a lot of internal conflict. It’s caused me to kind of think I’m different from everyone else and that I’m less valid. Because of my journey, I think the best advice I can give is to just be your own friend; don’t be your own enemy. Don’t beat yourself up; don’t reject yourself, no matter what. Just accept yourself, your journey, and whatever else comes with it.

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