Rather be Reading Posted February 21 Share Posted February 21 I'm applying for a scholarship and it offers preference to "students who self-identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community". I feel so weird about checking this little box. It's not a matter if aro counts or not, since it 100% does and the scholarship even put the "A" in, but if I really count. I haven't been identifying as (grey) aroace very long, I'm not really out to anyone, and I'm not super confident in my label. Normally I'd tell myself that it doesn't matter, that identifying this way makes me feel comfortable and it's okay if it changes later, but in this situation there's money involved and that makes me feel really gross about it. I don't want to feel like I'm monetizing an identity that might not even be mine, if that makes sense? But at the same time the whole point of me applying is to try and get money to pay for my education. Should I check the box? 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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