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🌈Q&A (No. 14)

Q2: What is something you wish someone would’ve done for or said to you during your earlier years of finding/accepting yourself? What is something YOU would tell your younger self or others?

A: I wish that my guardians would have allowed me to have a safe place and to openly talk about my sexuality instead of forcibly trying to make me like the “right thing”. Your parents are two of the most important people you would want to support you in any given situation at an early age. As I grow to understand now, their support during that age, is tremendously important.

Q3: What was it like for you to accept yourself? Was acceptance of yourself contingent upon the acceptance from peers/loved ones?

A: When I finally accepted myself, it was a sense of relief that came through my body. I can honestly say, it made me definitely realize even more that you have to be who you are, for YOURSELF. Not to please your parents or your peers, but to accept yourself with love and care. Once I realized that, I was more confident in my sexuality. The contingent upon the acceptance of peers / loved ones was a factor. But once realizing self-love of yourself was the most important factor, I was able to remove all the negativity out of my vision.

Q5: Did you come out or did you just start living in your truth? Do you feel like coming out is necessary/ required? Why or why not?

A: I believe I truly started to live in my truth. Learning who I was, what I like and loved was all I needed to make me realize my sexuality was for me and not caring what anyone else had to think about, but it took me a very long time to realize that. I personally think coming out truly depends on how the person feel within their self. For me, I never came out, I just started to feel better about expressing what has my best interest.

Q11: How important do you think it is for people who “accept“ you to be knowledgeable about your identity? Do you feel like language is important?

A: I do believe it’s very important for people who “accept me“ to be know about my identity. I believe this because if you accept me in a way, you need to know what you’re accepting and learn in a way how to respect. Language is important also because as accepting someone you do have to realize some things are left unsaid without making that person feel any type of way.

Q14: What does living in your truth mean to you? Do you feel like it’s important? Why or why not?

A: Living in your truth is defined to me as knowing who you are as a person, self- love, motivation, being the best version of yourself as possible. Realizing that everyone is human, everyone has different thoughts, opinions, and tribulations, it’s up to you to be the best person to and for yourself.

Q16: What do you think your younger self will would have to say/ think about who you are today?

A: I believe my younger self would be proud of the woman I’ve become today. Coming from a household of unacceptable liking besides “what’s right” was harder but at some point, I was able to realize that at some point I would be able to speak my truth and do it proudly with/without feeling like I need someone to accept me. But now my younger self allowed me to grow and learn from experiences that made me the women I am today.

” have to be who you are, for YOURSELF. Not to please your parents or your peers, but to accept yourself with love and care.“ - Taliyah J., She/Her/Hers

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