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.
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 »
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 »
Saturday, Jul 3rd, 2021 - Once upon a time, there was a 14 year-old girl who was discovering herself. A year later, that 14 year-old girl made the decision to come out of the closet. On November 15th, 2011, she announced to her family that she was a lesbian.Read More »
Thursday, Jul 1st, 2021 - I have known for years that gender is a spectrum but it was as if that wasn’t allowed to apply to me, that it was for others. The floodgates had now been opened and everything I knew about myself changed. I was scared and excited and ready to confront it head on.Read More »
Wednesday, Jun 23rd, 2021 - I have had many important conversations with people that I value most in my life, really putting myself out there and embracing the vulnerability that exists when you share who you really are.Read More »