Having struggled with familial neglect, the difficulties of coming out and sexual assault, it has become my lifelong goal to save at least one life so that they also, may save a life.
Belinda is a peer educator with YouthResource.
My name is Belinda Kwakye and I have been in the United States for approximately ten years. I believe being an immigrant to this country gives me a unique perspective, which has helped me gain a better understanding of international issues, as well as local and personal issues. I have been an active participant in LGTBTQ (and all the other letters) advocacy for a long period of time. I am also actively involved in foster care advocacy. My advocacy work started with True Colors organization, which addresses sexual minority issues. I have been a panelist during their annual conference for three years. Through True Colors, I met my mentor and her partner who have I grown to admire immensely. Through True Colors and the Department of Children and Families, I have been able to spread my work vastly and I look forward to further expansion. Having struggled with familial neglect, the difficulties of coming out and sexual assault, it has become my lifelong goal to save at least one life so that they also, may save a life. I believe my involvement with YouthResource will allow me to be a positive resource for individuals in need of information and support.