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Coming Out in a Small Town: Some Advice

Apr. 7, 2017
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Coming Out in a Small Town: Some Advice

Coming Out in a Small Town: Some Advice is the latest installment to Sita McVay’s Sex series. Sita sheds light on LGBTQ+ experiences from her friends who grew up in small towns in these beautiful video portraits. Each episode explores different moments and perspectives from LGBTQ+ community.

In this final episode, Sita's friends give advice to young people who are now in the same position they themselves were in. While their advice varies, a common theme emerges: be kind to yourself. Coming out can be a difficult process, especially in a small, conservative town, so taking care of yourself and listening to your needs is important. And don't be afraid to come out of the closet at your own pace--even (or especially) if that pace is slow.

Sita McVay is a photographer and director from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She’s been called a prodigy, starting her photography at 11 years old, and is recognized for capturing stunning photographs that illustrate the essence of childhood.