I am sixteen years old and I live in a small town in Ohio. The reason I am writing is to thank you! The Trevor Project helped me be who I am today. I am a brave, and confident young women. I was adopted at the age of five and brought into a very judgmental family. My biological mother was a lesbian and was often criticized for being a bad mother and a sinner. Of course, I did not understand at the time but I do now. I am bisexual and people have also made fun of me by calling me names, and harrasing me just because of the way I am. I had cut myself and used many different self harming but you made me understand things I hadnt before, and it doesnt bother me anymore. The only thing that does is when someone says something to me, I just dont understand why they cant let someone be happy. Oh, well. Thanks.
First and foremost, thank you so very much for your (oh-so-sweet) letter. All we can hope for is to help people like yourself, and it’s really inspiring to read that we here at The Trevor Project had an impact on you!
In regards to people “saying things to you”, as you mentioned, I’m sure that’s very hard to hear, and hopefully it doesn’t happen on a regular basis. If you are, in fact, feeling bullied – please reach out to a trusted adult as soon as you can. You don’t ever deserve to be called out for a single thing, other than the brave, confident young woman you seem to be.
Thanks again for your kind letter and all the best! We’re all in this together!
- The Trevor Project