Dear Friends, Family, and Community,
The unconditional love of my family and friends was always something I could count on in my teens. My mother’s love for me was beyond measure, I never once doubted that. I’ll never forget her telling me, “Julian, you are my son; no one will ever come before you”. This is something I’ve always kept in my heart.
But with all that love, I still grew up ashamed of who I knew I was and scared that I would never be accepted. Acceptance had always been my greatest fear. Am I enough and will people accept me for who I am? Inadequacy was my biggest burden.
It wasn’t until 12 years ago, after taking experiential learning courses that I learned; I am enough and responsible for everything that happens around me. I am adequate and suitable all because I say so. It’s truly that simple.
I made a commitment that one day I would make these courses available to LGBTQ Youth.
I’ve joined forces with some amazing people and we’re committed to making this happen. I’m asking you to join me in creating a space where everyone feels that same love and acceptance I felt from my mother.
Thank you Mom …and thank you all for your consideration.
Julian Cavazos III