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March 29, 2017

Spencer

I was expecting to be misunderstood

Dear Fellow Misfits,

When I think of myself, I don't consider labels a necessity. I indulge in the freedom to be who I am without restrictions.

Growing up I was taught to be accepting and understanding of a person's lifestyle. However I was always expected to be the "straight church girl". At some point I tried to fit in, but I was never happy. I was always left feeling lost and very confused. I guess it had a lot to do with seeing myself through the eyes of others than facing the truth in the mirror.

When I decided on opening up to persons about my sexuality I was expecting to be misunderstood. However I was surprised as to the support I have gotten so far. Yes there has been negative reactions and very harsh opinions, but I valued even those because its a part of the journey and my growth. Not everyone will be welcoming and understanding and that's okay, life goes on. As it stands now my family is not fully accepting of who I am as an individual, but what truly makes a family? On this journey I have found that those that cherish and motivates you to continually be the best version of yourself are the ones deserving of the title.

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