Citizen Creator

You don’t have to be a rock star, social influencer or A-list celebrity (if you are that’s cool too!) to make a positive difference in your local community or the world at large. Every day, everyday people just like you and me are rising above the confines of their own individual concerns, working toward the greater concerns of all humanity. We want to celebrate these people, and that’s why we’ve developed the Citizen Creator section.

If you have a story or experience that you’d like to share, either about yourself or someone you know who is living beyond self and making the world a better place, we would love to hear from you! Check out our submission and editorial guidelines to share your story.

The Same Other Side

Thursday, Sep 23rd, 2021 - Some mornings I wake up anxious, thinking about the day ahead; work, chores, socials — aah! For this, I blame my mind. Yes, the star of the show, or perhaps the villain, my brain. Read More »

Creativity Creates Change

Monday, Sep 13th, 2021 - When I first learned about our new Create Change #MindOverMatter campaign, I was really excited about the notion of celebrating creativity but, perhaps like some of you, I was also a little intimidated. I’m not a professional artist like Nathan, Chyler and Angelo, all of whom use tremendous creativity in their work every day, so I wasn’t sure how meaningful my participation could really be. Read More »

Multiple tee shirts in various rainbow colors

The Flags I Fly Keep Changing in the Breeze

Wednesday, Jul 14th, 2021 - I am, to put it bluntly, old enough to have been active in the LGBTQA+ scene long before many Create Change community members were born. I found my sexuality quite early, or so I thought, and attended my first London Pride in 1993. Read More »

Gay Pride heart shaped balloons floating in the sky

Living My Most Authentic Life

Monday, Jul 12th, 2021 - This past year started with me coming out to my sister, and that was the best decision I ever made. It was hard, so so hard. I wasn’t scared about how she’d react to the “gay thing”. I was more scared because she’s my best friend and I had been hiding this significant part of who I am from her. Read More »

A man looking out at a lake (viewed from behind him)


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Woman sitting on a cliff looking out at the horizon.

So Bold

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A rainbow abstract painting with the words I Am Not Afraid.

Wearing My Rainbow With Pride

Monday, Jul 5th, 2021 - I have spent most of my life being terrified. Everything used to scare me as a child. Darkness, change, talking to strangers, the clown from the movie It. I was afraid of being different from other people, and I was most afraid of not being loved. Read More »

Woman's hand holding a Pride heart that says, "Embrace Who You Are"

My Journey Towards Self-Acceptance

Sunday, Jul 4th, 2021 - I spent so much of my life trying to be someone I’m not. Very early on I actively tried to blend in, not wanting to think about the fact that I might be different. Read More »

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