For a queer, coming out to family would be one of the most intimate, vulnerable, and important moments they will ever share together. But what if the family struggles to accept? This is how it happened with this episode’s guests, Rebecca and Carla.
Rebecca came out in 2013 and gained a positive response from her family, including her stepdad. But her mom, being known as religious and strict, didn’t take in her revelation that well.
For Carla, the reaction of their family when they came out was expected, with their background as a religious Latin family. Fortunately, they found an ally with their little sister, who is 8 years younger than them.
Both stories feature how every journey of acceptance is personal and can be shared with others who are going through the same path.
The coming out story of Rebecca and Carla•
Their message to parents who struggle to accept their queer children•
How they overcame the lack of acceptance within their own families•
The importance of chosen families and friends•
Advice to the queer people who are not accepted by their own families•
How Rebecca and Carla both created their own world and safe space where they fully embrace themselves
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