Free to be You&Me
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Being able to be yourself in whatever situation or environment you find yourself in is important. Finding a support system or others who have felt the way we as individuals have felt helps us feel more connected and more willing to be who we are.
We opened up a space for safe discussion for queer and allies to come participate in a facilitation where everybody can talk openly without being judged.
We decided to choose activities which would make the participants of the discussion more comfortable. Ice breakers an "I am I am I am" activity which was to be around telling three different traits about themselves, and a storytelling session to share ideas and discover differences and commonalities as well as intersectionality. With the last activity being 25/10 to come up with new ideas on making a better support system for the queer community of SVA.
Some things we heard:
“My parents will make excuses about how they’re dealing with my identity by saying things like, ‘I feel old, I don’t understand.’”
“People don’t respect my pronouns.”
“I feel like there is a general mix of anxiety amongst us.”