From the very beginning, 20 years ago, I was raised to honor how important feelings are, and I consider that in everything I do. I'm a competitive figure skater, spending most of my time at an ice rink. Blending what I value with what I love isn't always easy, especially in such a competitive environment, but the challenge is what makes it so rewarding. I love meeting new people and consider myself social and outgoing, which defies the stereotype that unschoolers are shy and sheltered. I love showing that unschooling does not equal antisocial. I'm very active in my local community and LGBT+ movement, along with other issues surrounding equality and acceptance.