I’m 20. I grew up in France with my mom and my sisters. My family and my friends always accepted me as a bisexual woman even if few of them don’t really understand what it means. But when I was younger (around 12 years old) and that I realised I might like girls too, I … (read more) "I’m 20. I grew up"
I grew up in Saudi Arabia and then Pakistan. The first time I knew there was a name for people like me was when I accidentally stumbled upon a youtube video of Pepa and Silvia from Los Hombres De Paco. That is when I first realized I was not alone, I was not unnatural, not … (read more) "I grew up in Saudi"
I’m a sixteen year old girl who just found myself. It was around January when I decided that I was gay. It took so long for me to figure it out, but when the episodes of the 100 came out, I was scared to tell my parents, seeing as my grandma who lives with us … (read more) "I’m a sixteen year old"
I was born and raised in one of the most conservative states in the US, and still go to school here. My coming out was drawn out over many years as I tried to understand who I was. When I got to University I found a larger and more vocal community in my school, but … (read more) "I was born and raised"
As I am writing this, I am not sure yet if I am going to submit this for the website testimonials, but I feel it is important I try and write how I feel regardless, just to get it out. Since 3.07, I have been unable to fully express how I have been feeling. I … (read more) "As I am writing this,"
I’ve been inspired to submit my own story by the incredible women of leskru; thank you all. My grandmother and I have been incredibly close my entire life: when my mother died, and my father retreated into himself and his work, my grandmama showed up one day at our doorstep, helped pack my bags, and … (read more) "I’ve been inspired to submit"
I remember the exact moment I decided to watch The 100. Back in Season 1, when I came across that gif of Clarke’s reaction to Octavia in the water and I was so moved by Eliza’s acting, I thought “no way this girl isn’t bi” and I watched religiously ever since. I watched before there … (read more) "I remember the exact moment"
Hi, I’m a simple young woman, 20, with a complex life. The truth is my sexuality wouldn’t be so complex if society and stereotypes didn’t make it out to be. The truth is I’ve been given labels all my life. Lesbian, confused, disgusting, bisexual, crazy etc, etc. To the point that when i was younger … (read more) "Hi, i’m a simple young"
I have been in a strange state of limbo for years now. It has taken me some time to realize I was there. My brother and me we are best friends and watch hours of TV/film each week, we get into heated discussions over story lines, lore and characters, most of them grand ethical debates … (read more) "I have been in a"
On my freshman year of high school I was beginning to understand the feeling that I had been hiding my whole life… That I like both males and females. I confided in my older sister one night before bed and she quickly shut me down. Due to this I hid who I was until my … (read more) "On my freshman year of"
I returned home from college after graduation in a state of deep depression. I’d left behind an incredible, vibrant, and open-minded city for a small, conservative suburb only three months after I’d finally gained the courage to admit what I’d known for years: that I was bisexual. My younger sister, whom I had not always … (read more) "I returned home from college"
For me, this is not about Lexa dying. It’s not even about the way she dies, victim to cheap tropes. Yes, Lexa was a badass character, a lesbian that was so much more than her sexuality. She was written with so much (probably coincidental?) nuance and was wonderfully acted out. She made me proud to … (read more) "For me, this is not"
As an Asian, where LGBT movies and films are almost non-existent in the country, i can’t help but to seek validation and reference of queer characters from other sources. That’s when i slowly expose myself to queer TV series like oitnb, orphan black, and the 100. It never struck to me that i would indulged … (read more) "As an Asian, where LGBT"
I think this is an incredibly important project because of two main reasons–firstly, the spark Lexa set off with her death, and secondly, the fundraiser that spawned from it. For me, it wasn’t the death that was tragic: it was witnessing all these young fans, these vulnerable LGBT fans–lose hope. I think we must consider … (read more) "I think this is an"
I knew my little sister was different ever since we were kids. She always wanted to hold hands with the other girls at school and never showed interest in boys. I probably knew she was gay before she did. The problem was that we grew up in a very conservative family and being gay was … (read more) "I knew my little sister"
I’m lucky enough that I live in a part of the world that is more accepting of homosexuality than others, where marriage equality has recently been implemented, and general perceptions are beginning to change. But I still live in a heteronormative society. I grew up with parents who (while not overtly homophobic) would scoff at … (read more) "I’m lucky enough that I"
For all of our lives we dreamed of Lexa. She was always in our mind. And then, she got a name, a face, a personality and no longer was only in our heads. It was liberating, exciting, almost too overwhelming to finally meet her. She was unique and everything I ever wanted and dreamed of. … (read more) "For all of our lives"
The truth is that I have never been a brave person. I’m not. So when I realized, that I am gay and that wasn’t something that I could change I got very scared. And I still don’t know how to get rid of this deeply rooted fear, that people will react badly, once I tell … (read more) "The truth is that I"
The story of Lexa and Clarke gave me hope, it’s as simple as that. Until this show I had never allowed myself to become invested in a fandom as much as I did with Clexa/t100. I, like many others, fell into Jason’s trap. I had seen it happen time and time again, wlw characters being … (read more) "The story of Lexa and"
I was around the age of 16 when I first started questioning my sexuality. I grew up in a very conservative, religious (Catholic, actually) environment. I went to a private Catholic high school. My only option was to be straight. But still I questioned. I wondered if maybe, just maybe I liked girls. But I … (read more) "I was around the age"
I’m tired. So tired of seeing history repeat itself when it comes to lgbt+ representation on TV. Lexa was such a needed character, thus this devastation and uproar over her death. She was a role model, she gave people hope, she gave people the courage to fight for the right to love who they love. … (read more) "I’m tired. So tired of"
For years my mom has told me to do something with my criticisms about TV and movies, I picked storylines, acting and cinematography apart. Yet in all those years I had never seen a character like Lexa, I never identified with a character like Lexa. She was so well acted and a well rounded character … (read more) "For years my mom has"
Ever since I was a child, even though I wasn’t aware of it, I’ve been searching for a character like Lexa. A strong-willed, fierce, passionate and powerful woman, who just so happened to love a woman. Growing up, it was impossible to find that on the screen and whenever something came even remotely close, it … (read more) "Ever since I was a"
The 100 was praised for portraying a world where sexuality has no influence on how you are perceived. The Lesbian community has been searching for stories involving lesbians, not stories about them, where their sexualities become their defining feature, and the narrative chooses to constantly discuss it. Lexa showed many young queer girls that their … (read more) "The 100 was praised for"
Living in a country that gets little, if any, LGBT-inclusive TV on our network channels, I came to question my sexuality later on when I was 20. Lexa broke my lesbian seal of sorts, and that winter break I consumed as much queer media as I could. Lexa, Cosima, Nomi and Santana allowed me to … (read more) "Living in a country that"
English isn’t my first language so I apologize in advance for any errors in spelling and grammar. This is my story: I’m one of the „older“ Lexa/Clexa fans. I had my coming out in the 90’s when I was 21. Somehow I always knew that I’m not like other girls and when I fell in … (read more) "English isn’t my first language"