Growing up isn’t easy, no matter where you’re from. The years between childhood and adulthood are the most formative years of your life: your friendships evolve, your body changes, your hopes and dreams are formed as your understanding of the world grows.
At 28, I have been incredibly lucky. I grew up in a country where I had access to primary and secondary education. I was able to play sports and pursue the career path I wanted. I’ve had access to reproductive health care and can choose to start a family when I decide. And my gay and lesbian friends are winning their fight for marriage across this country.