I’m a Young Australian Nominee?!

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I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed, but very proud right now. Being able to represent LGBTI young people as a VIC nominee for the Australian of the Year Awards.

Growing up trying to find a role model or someone to relate to was really hard, and I spent a few years feeling pretty isolated. When I finally found Minus18 and met other people like me, everything changed for the better and I finally felt able to embrace who I really was. My life since then has been an incredible journey and I’ve never been happier.

Being given a platform like these awards to tell other LGBTI young people they’re not alone and deserve to feel just as proud and included as anyone else is exciting and a huge privilege.