OK2BU Stories

11/30/2021 9:41am
My name is Katrina, and I first learned about The Attic in 1996 when The Attic Speakers Bureau (now The Bryson Institute) did a sensitivity training for a group of youth. During the training, it all of a sudden hit me – they were talking about me....
11/30/2021 9:24am
Youth
Hi, my name is Margot and my pronouns are she/he/they/it. I started coming to The Attic four years ago. I had just come out at the time, in middle school, and was going to a charter school that resided within a church. So my coming out incited a big...
12/20/2020 2:58pm
Youth
Hey, Hey, my name is AnDrea Williams and I’m a Trans Woman of Color. My pronouns are She/Her. I have been going to The Attic Youth Center for 5+ years.  When I first came out, I didn’t know who I was, how to identify, or even what the letters of...
12/20/2020 2:44pm
Youth
Hi everyone, my name is Jalyn. Before Covid I have been coming to the attic since August of 2019.
12/20/2018 9:11am
Youth
Growing up, I always had an attraction to women but because of my Christian upbringing I questioned it. I never really felt accepted at home, school, or even with friends. At home, my parents would ask me questions or make assumptions about my...
12/10/2017 12:00am
When I was in middle school I came out to someone I thought I could trust, and they outed me to the guy I liked. I thought it would feel better to let other people know who I was, but it just made me a target.
12/10/2017 12:00am
When I was 14, I had a friend who had heard of The Attic and wanted to go, but had no one to go with. Though I had no idea what The Attic was, I volunteered to go with him. Upon walking in, it felt like such a warm place, and everyone welcomed me...
12/20/2016 12:00am
Youth
Seven years ago, I found The Attic Youth Center in a row home nestled snuggly between a restaurant and apartment building in downtown Philadelphia.
12/20/2016 12:00am
Finding The Attic Youth Center was like finding a piece of myself that I never knew was there.  The Attic helped me open my mind as a queer feminist leader of the LGBTQ community.
12/26/2015 6:24pm
Youth
I started coming to The Attic when I was 15. I was lost and depressed, just looking for new friends to share my summer with. As someone who’s shy, coming to The Attic was overwhelming for me. But once I started interacting with the other youth I...

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