5 Minutes in Hell
elissa patel

My friend Dylan Gutierrez and I talk about this often. He’s a straight, male ballet dancer, I’m a black cellist, and we like to tell people to embrace their differences (especially when they’re younger). The things people make fun of tend to be the things that make you unique when you get older. Being “weird” just means different and if you focus on being like everybody else you will never transition from fitting in to standing out. Kudos to you for focusing on what you’re passionate about rather than impressing others. P.S. I love your thoughts around replenishing the reservoir and doing things outside of the norm is also something we also try to encourage #youngandcultured