Three incredible speakers were brought to campus: Davis Mallory from Real World: Denver, Rachel Robinson from Road Rules: Campus Crawl & the winner of the Duel 2, and Isis King who was the first transgendered contestant on America's Next Top Model (she was a contestant in cycle 11 but was a background model in cycle 10).
Last semester, Rachel Robinson came to campus and I left feel inspired. I felt inspired to get more involved in the LGBTQA community. But mainly, I felt inspired to come out and be myself.
I never got the chance to do that.
But today I got to hear and meet three inspiring individuals tell their stories. Each of them had a different story, but they were all compelling and left me with the same message: don't be afraid to be who you are.
It's easy to hide behind a computer screen, and I know that. But hopefully this is the first step in me coming back out. I was "out" all throughout middle school and high school. Everyone knew and it felt good. It's not that I've been keeping it a secret, but rather that I haven't found the right time. The right time is now.
Love is love.
My favorite cast member from Real World: Denver,
Davis Mallory :)