Sturdy in Community

“That particular unwanted sexual behavior can lead people to be put in jail,” she said. Her unfounded accusation delivered a neatly wrapped dagger into my heart.

I had been reaching out for a lifeline, and instead was cut short of one from someone who seemed safe. Sometimes, even people with the best credentials, don’t qualify.

After leaving my hookup lifestyle, I had to learn to make new friends, to reach out, and get help from others. But risking that, like in this case, was hard sometimes.

However, the risk was worth it, because I was able to find comfort from

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