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Victoria Brownworth @VABVOX
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On #NationalComingOutDay I wish I could tell the 16 year old me that she'll survive.

I had been expelled from my all girls high school for being a #lesbian.
I had been put in a psychiatric ward for #conversiontherapy.
I had been separated from my gf.
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I don't want other #LGBT teens to experience what I did--the self-doubt, suicidality, cutting, anorexia--the many forms of self-harm that we learn/teach ourselves as ways to cope with lives that feel fraught, to take control we don't have.
#NationalComingOutDay ❤️💜💙💚🧡💛🖤
Knowledge is power.
Embrace who you are--there is so much strength in that.
Don't let other people define you.
Don't let other people claim you aren't "really" who you know yourself to be.
#NationalComingOutDay ❤️💜💙💚🧡💛🖤
One of the most terrible experiences of my life was conversion therapy. Inexplicably, this is still legal almost everywhere in the US & the world. Religious groups hope that #Kavanaugh will support them on CT.
I wrote about it here:
#NationalComingOutDay
damemagazine.com/2018/07/31/why…
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