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Alexis R. Defines His Struggle and His Will To Persist

Everyone has struggles. They're just evidence reminding us of our humanity.

What have you struggled with? When did it become too much?

Everyone has struggles. They’re just evidence reminding us of our humanity. My sexual orientation wasn’t the “struggle” but rather the methodology for expressing my identity was my issue.

 

What kind of support did you get at first? Did it work?

I received help from my best friend. She made me realize that there is so much in the world and that how I chose to identify is not worth being stressed over as the major issues of the world.

Were there any turning points where things really started to change for the better?

The moment I began to see the beauty of who I was the more comfortable it became to express myself to the world

What’s your life like now? What have you been able to accomplish, and what are you working towards?

My life is more focused on building a career and establishing meaningful connections. I am proud to be gay but I do not allow it to be the only thing to define my experiences and outlook of life.

What would you say to people who are having a tough time? What’s helped you that you wish you had known earlier

The saying goes,”It gets better” and it is so true. When you’ve hit rock bottom you can only go up.