Volunteering at Planned Parenthood has helped me find accepting communities that I want to be around, and who want me around. In the short time I’ve been volunteering there, I’ve made so many good friends who’ve helped me with a lot of issues that I have with accepting myself. They’re like part of a new family for me – one that will love and accept me for who I am, no matter what that means.
I felt self conscious in my outfit and of looking too visible. And then my partner and I reached the Planned Parenthood lineup of pink and my fears melted away. The group was so full of love and excitement, I couldn’t help but feel swept up by it.