Mellisa

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he made me feel very validated and comfortable with opening up, about how I was doing during a time that was very isolating.

Mellisa, 25, She/Her

Once I realized I am part of the LGBTQ+ community I started being open to trying out the programs that are offered here. Even if it was during a pandemic it made me feel less alone in struggling with my identity. Now I feel a little safer to be myself.

What drew me to the check in program - at the beginning of the pandemic I didn’t have any extra support anymore so once I started seeing the stories on Insta I decided to reach out and be part of it so I didn’t feel so alone and so I could find some support …

I was having a really hard time with not being able to talk to my close friends about how I was feeling and once I got connected to (Speqtrum staff) he made me feel very validated and comfortable with opening up about how I was doing during a time that was very isolating (and still is).