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These honest illustrations explain what it's like to come out as genderqueer.

There's no rush in becoming the person you want to be.

These honest illustrations explain what it's like to come out as genderqueer.

In March 2015, Justin Hubbell came out online as genderqueer and got tons of love and support from hundreds of people.

It was beautiful. But then what? Justin had all this wind in their sails and were excited to find out all about presenting as female.

But SPOILER ALERT: It wasn't as simple as they thought. Lucky for us, Justin documented their powerful journey in this eye-opening comic about being true to yourself — no matter how long it takes to figure out what that means to you.


Comic by Justin Hubbell.

Justin says they knew what "genderqueer" meant, but they didn't know what it meant for them ... yet. And that's OK!

The rules are: There are no rules.

People come in all shapes and sizes. Everyone also has their own sense of fashion. So how you choose to present yourself is up to you and nobody else.

It's also important to remember that dressing a certain way or looking a certain way does not and will not change who you are inside. Whatever you identify with remains the same. So if you're trying to figure out what feels good on you, remember: one size does not fit all.

This heartwarming comic reminds us that there's no rush in becoming exactly who you want to be.

There's also no rush in figuring out how you want to be seen by the world, and that can change week-to-week too.

So take your time and enjoy the ride. It's not a race!

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Davina Agudelo was born in Miami, Florida, but she grew up in Medellín, Colombia.

"I am so grateful for my upbringing in Colombia, surrounded by mountains and mango trees, and for my Colombian family," Agudelo says. "Colombia is the place where I learned what's truly essential in life." It's also where she found her passion for the arts.

While she was growing up, Colombia was going through a violent drug war, and Agudelo turned to literature, theater, singing, and creative writing as a refuge. "Journaling became a sacred practice, where I could leave on the page my dreams & longings as well as my joy and sadness," she says. "During those years, poetry came to me naturally. My grandfather was a poet and though I never met him, maybe there is a little bit of his love for poetry within me."

In 1998, when she left her home and everyone she loved and moved to California, the arts continued to be her solace and comfort. She got her bachelor's degree in theater arts before getting certified in journalism at UCLA. It was there she realized the need to create a media platform that highlighted the positive contributions of LatinX in the US.

"I know the power that storytelling and writing our own stories have and how creative writing can aid us in our own transformation."

In 2012, she started Alegría Magazine and it was a great success. Later, she refurbished a van into a mobile bookstore to celebrate Latin American and LatinX indie authors and poets, while also encouraging children's reading and writing in low-income communities across Southern California.

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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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