I did not feel at home with people who felt they had to self-flagellate to be taken seriously by other queer people.
About Von Reyes
Von is a career community organizer, recovering overachiever, and lifelong member of various fandoms. He is passionate about cultivating community spaces, both online and in person, that are rooted in collective joy. Growing up queer, trans, and biracial in the South taught him the critical necessity of community, and he is dedicated to being the steward of humanity that his mentors were to him. When he's not trying to change the world, you can almost always find him at a local coffee spot, at a pop punk or kpop concert, or pedaling it out at a spin class.