Just Like You is a magazine created by youth for youth and for those who value youth in the community. Our goal is to educate through the perspectives of LGBTQ2S youth through their written stories and artwork. Download the Just Like You Youth Magazine here.
About the project
With financial support from Trans Care BC, City Centre Community Centre Association partnered with the Richmond Media Lab. Together, they invited youth with diverse backgrounds and identities to participate in a series of skill-building workshops.
While this project encouraged safe self-expression, these workshops also provided opportunities for youth to learn and grow a strong foundation of media arts skills. While the participants learned how to apply their new skills, the Just Like You magazine began to take shape. Youth were given the opportunity to develop their stories while uncovering new friendships and social support networks.
Homophobia and transphobia continue to be prevalent issues, both globally and in the Greater Vancouver area. The perspectives and experiences in this magazine highlight stories from our LGBTQ2S youth community.
Thank you for being part of their journey and for valuing all youth in our community.