“A couple of years ago I was part of a sorority and I was really open about my sexuality with everyone. I didn’t feel ashamed of myself, but I noticed I was being shamed all the time. I saw this double standard between men and women: men were having sex all the time and it was fine, but women who did it were shamed by men and women. People told me I was too public about my sexuality and that I shouldn’t talk about it or wear sexy clothes. After a while, I started to feel bad about myself. I hated that it had that kind of an impact on me. I decided to post a video on Facebook about slut-shaming and how unacceptable it is. I couldn’t be quiet anymore. Men feel entitled to shame women. I felt really alone after sharing the video because I was acknowledging this double standard that everyone was seeing but no one was really talking about in any way. When the video went viral, I was a bit scared at first. But in a lot of ways, it worked.”

“We baptized the children of two lesbian women when no one else would do it.”

“It doesn’t matter what people think because some things just are.”

“I’m the only one who has to live in my body for the rest of my life.”