VOX ATL’s VOX Investigates team spoke with members of the HIGH Museum Teen Advisory Council about how art can help fight against discrimination. Hear what members Imani Andwele and Elsa Joiner had to say.
“One of my favorite things about these four women is their act of courage. They didn’t have to come out or reveal how they see themselves, but they did. It’s hard to reveal your identity to so many people, especially if you’re in the public eye. I admire these people for stepping out and saying something, showing that it is okay to be yourself.”
“Sometimes being gay feels like it’s obstructing my high school experience. So I asked some of my gay friends. I wanted to know what they thought about being gay and how it affects them in high school.”
Many say that the youth are shaping the future. However, a closer look at the youth-driven movements for change and social activism prove that they are changing the world today.
“Coming out isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s usually not – I grew up in a religious household.”
“I always thought it would be easy to come out to my mom because of how accepting she was to other family and friends coming out as LGBT. I think parents go by the motto, ‘As long as it is not my child.’”
“I can say now at age 23 that as cliché as it sounds, it really does get better. Life is too short to live as anyone but yourself.”
“But the beauty of truth is that, once released, it can never be sealed into one’s insides left to rot once more, or breed an outburst of anger. And once expelled and purged away, I discovered that there is room for so much more.”
When Girls like Girls podcast is about femme- (feminine) presenting lesbians and their experiences in the world.
The “When Girls like Girls” podcast is about different types of lesbians and their experiences in the world. This podcast is hosted by Christian Stallworth, a stem presenting lesbian who wanted to produce this podcast to give lesbians a platform to get their voices heard and to help bust myths and stereotypes about them.