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26. Creating Normalcy is Everyone’s Responsibility
In this fun episode, titled “Creating Normalcy is Everyone’s Responsibility”, Dawn interviews 13 year old Natalie Hills’ who will help educate all of us on how best to support those in the LGBTQ+ community as an ally and advocate. She explains the pronouns and why they are SO important to understand and use so that we can help normalize the community. Why does it matter to help normalize something that may seem different to you? Because when there is a feeling of normalcy, there is a feeling of community. When there is a feeling of community, there is love and kindness and where there is love and kindness, there is a reduction in bullying, violence and suicide. There are some great organizations such as The Trevor Project that provide crisis support services for LGBTQ youth in need. They provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention services and can be reached at The Trevor Lifeline: 866.488.7386, www.thetrevorproject.org/help and there’s also an awesome organization called The It Gets Better Project whose mission is to uplift, empower, and connect the LGBTQ+ community www.itgetsbetter.org
About Light from the Rabbit Hole
As a mother of a 26 year old gay man who has suffered from mental illness and addiction his entire life, I have walked along side the scariest parts of these illnesses and also witnessed beautiful moments of survival and hope on the path. I want to share my story and many others whose voices are not understood or accepted so that we can learn to have compassion and love for those who do not fit into with what the majority are comfortable talking about. I want to scream from the mountain tops that we need more understanding and education about what’s happening within our LGBTQIA community. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.