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Monday, September 10, 2012

Self Acceptance

Self acceptance is two words that are very difficult to come in terms with regardless of your sexuality.
It is a subject near and dear to my heart, because I have been a victim of the struggle that comes along with achieving self acceptance. Unfortunately society plays a big role in this delicate subject, and to most of us it’s the determining factor in achieving the beauty of being ourselves.
I believe in the LGBTQ community it is a bit more challenging to reach this goal, because our uniqueness is seen as negative in the eyes of society. A lot of us have to go though very challenging hoops to get to our main goal of self acceptance. Others don’t get there in their life because of the “norm,” family values, fear and lack of support.
Being an intern at the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center, I want to be the support, focus and advocate for the beauty of being one’s self. I would like for us as an amazing group, to bring people in and encourage them to see through the binoculars of self acceptance and have them experience a fraction of the incredibly amazing feeling of being them.
“That feeling” is like the most addictive drug, in my opinion, once you experience how it feels to be you, you won’t have it any other way.
Written by Elizabeth R. Uribe

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