Share Your Pride in the “Dear Younger Queer Self” Volonte Contest!
While LELO usually encourages people to #ComeTogether physically, this June we want to celebrate Pride by Coming Together as a community to share from our past experiences. Coming out to yourself and your inner circles is never easy, but it is an incredibly important feat to freedom.
It’s simple. We created the “Dear Younger Queer Self” contest so that you can share your knowledge with other young queers about the things you wish you had known as a younger you. The topics can range from self-pride, to coming out, to whatever you found important during your journey! The top 3 submissions will receive LELO toys!
Here are the rules:
- Write a short letter to your younger self with advice you’ve learned over the years. Stories must be a minimum of 400 words and a maximum of 800 words. Submissions above the word maximum will be excluded by default.
- Submit your “Dear Younger Queer Self” letters to email@example.com with the subject line: “Dear Younger Queer Self” Contest. Stories can be submitted directly in the email or as Word or PDF attachments.
- By submitting your story, you are agreeing to be added to our Volonte mailing list so that we are able to announce the winners through a newsletter. The winners will also be directly contacted to claim their LELO prizes and work out the details. You have up until June 30 to submit your letters.
We look forward to showcasing your work, and more importantly, sharing your knowledge to others in the LGBTQ+ community. Continue being Proud of who you are, because we’re Proud, too!
Donna is a Volonté contributor and freelancer who lives in San Francisco with her understanding husband and not-so-understanding teenage sons. Her work has been published in The Journal of Sexology and she is currently writing a book on love languages.