I remember a time, not too long ago, when I felt I didn't belong.
If I want to be totally honest with myself, it wasn't for me to belong. I was helping support a youth-led initiative while sitting firmly outside the appropriate age range to be referred to as a youth. I was an ally. And though I felt excluded at the end of the day, what really hurt was the sense that the young people who worked so hard to build a community initiative to address community issues, were placed on the margins of their own community.