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I’m writing an interactive fiction piece about a teen questioning, accepting, dealing with, and embracing her sexuality. For most of you, just think of interactive fiction as a type of novel. I’m looking for ideas for challenges this girl will face and would like to know what challenges you’ve faced. I would really appreciate it if you would take a few minutes and answer any of the following questions you feel comfortable with and have time for. Thanks!
Your age or age range (high school, 50s+, etc.):
How old were you when you realized you weren’t straight:
What labels do you use to identify yourself now (in regards to sexuality and gender identity):
What labels have you used in the past (please list as many as you can remember, and “straight” totally counts):
How out are you (aka: who are you out to?):
Who was/will be the hardest person to come out to? Why? (Anything from a one word explanation to a 100 page dissertation is fine):
Have you ever been called a derogatory name based on your sexuality or gender identity?
Have you ever been physically harassed based on your sexuality or gender identity?
Would you feel comfortable sharing some details or a story about one of those “yes”s?
How long did it take for you to stop questioning your identity?
Is there any story you would like to share? It can be good or bad, about anything.
*Note* If you would like more information about interactive fiction’s awesome way of telling a story or my plans for this piece, or if you would like to help further in its development (no experience in interactive fiction, books, or video games unnecessary), please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much!