Janel [Portland, Oregon]

"I think a lot of advice is wrong. I think that there's not one prescription for what love is supposed to look like. My whole life I've been told that long distance relationships are wrong and not compromising for your partner is wrong...My mum moved across the world for my dad. She followed my dad from New Zealand to the United States and made all these sacrifices in her career and in her friendships to chase him...I think I'm discovering that that advice is bullshit, that you can love someone and you can love yourself and you can love your community and you can sort of have it all, and that we just have to follow what feels right for now and that's kind of it." [Janel, 22; Portland, Oregon]

Phoebe Axtman