You will love your chosen ones fiercely and deeply. Never be ashamed of this capacity to love. It is your greatest gift.
You are going places sister! Your queerness is your super-power
Eleanor’s Experience Growing Up as LBGTQI2S:
“I was a child-in-care in the 80’s and I would have greatly benefitted from such a safe place like Friends of Ruby within my chosen community. Foster care placements and communal care environments were woefully ill-equipped at the time, to kindly or effectively support those young people who fell outside of the mainstream in terms of gender identity or sexual orientation.
In my adult life, I followed my passion and spent many years working with youth in group home settings and then ultimately went back to school to become a child protection social worker. Within these roles, I met many LGBTQI2S youth who were displaced or homeless, and were desperately in need of a resource like Friends of Ruby. You are providing an invaluable service and I applaud the wonderful work you do.”
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