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Frankie On Coming to Terms with His Sexual Identity

Think of yourself as a piece of art. Art is subjective, someone may think you are only worth 1 look or not worth much but there are people that can find the beauty in everything about you.

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

I’ve struggled with finding the balance between being proud of my sexuality and not letting it define who I am. I’ve met people who’ve told me I was too much or not enough. I started meeting people who didn’t accept everything about my personality. They tolerated me as opposed to embracing me as a friend.

 

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

I started going to group meetings that were specifically for people of the LGBT community and started understanding I’m not the only one going through problems and there are people that are going through the same problems as I am. I also started channeling my depression/anxiety into my photography.

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

I started finding people who loved me unconditionally. I started to become my own best friend. Going out alone, meeting different people and focusing on my photography. I had to teach myself that i have every right to exist just as much as anyone else.

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

I’m a part time student, working towards a degree in digital arts technology. Practicing my photography and finishing a visual story that will be available to view on my instagram: ViewsByThe13thFloor

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

I would say think of yourself as a piece of art. Art is subjective, someone may think you are only worth 1 look or not worth much but there are people that can find the beauty in everything about you. Flaws and all. Its all about choices and who we choose to surround ourselves with. Positive,supportive and loving friends can really help you get you where you need to be.