Riis'17: Photo essay by jose girona
Our safe haven, our home away from home.
A place we have created for ourselves, because no one has ever thought of us. This is where I and so many of us have the guts to just be.
A sense of community that I never thought I could find.
Beautiful creatures so delicate yet tough enough to conquer any and all battles we have faced. This place shows us all that we are not alone.
We are a community that has looked hate in the face and had the guts to stare right back into its eyes.
I love this place. I don’t know where I’d be without this place.
I now have the guts to love myself because of this place. Brothers and Sisters, I love you all.