Chicago, IL,
11:27 PM

Humans of GSU: Brieyanna Jones

"I lived in a heteronormative environment for most of my life. There were moments where I thought I was going through a phase. I felt I was weird—like I was hiding a part of myself. I just wanted to be comfortable with who I am. When I was 15 years old, I started to question my sexual identity. Last year, I was introduced to the term 'pansexual,' which made perfect sense to me about my identity, but I didn't tell anyone. When I joined #GovState, I sought out the Gender and Sexuality Club, which has been supportive. This past November, I came out at the Open Mic Night the club organized. I felt free. A weight has been lifted off my shoulders. My family has been positive, though, they didn't understand what pansexual meant initially. It's a learning process for them."

— Brieyanna Jones, Psychology, Freshman, #HumansOfGSU