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Melody's Story

Growing up, Melody always had lofty education goals. But things changed when she felt discriminated against for being queer. Feeling lonely and like she didn’t belong led to severe depression. Listen to how Melody came to believe that she DOES belong in college.

Meril looked forward to going to college so that they could finally be themselves. However, Meril was heartbroken to have to choose from only two gender options, neither of which they identified with, on some of the college applications. As a result, they started to question if they belonged in college. 

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Meril's Story