MYNA Means Family

Ramadan, for me is a time of reflection, and since Ramadan has started I have been reflecting on what I am thankful for. One of the things that has been a blessing for me, is being a part of MYNA. Throughout the past couple of years, I have realized that in the midst of all the changes happening in my life, there has always been one constant, and that is MYNA and what it means to me. This organization is provided me with not only a safe space, but also a brave space. It has given me a platform to express myself and friends all over the nation that have become family. Through MYNA, you meet people that understand and respect where you are coming from and your background. You find people that just get it and are there for you unconditionally. People who love you and support you for being you. The environment pushes you to step outside your comfort zone to share, discuss, and reflect. MYNA has broadened my world view and has shown me that there is no one way to think about an issue. MYNA has helped me face my fears and has shown me that I am not alone in my struggle and that there are other people that are on the same journey. It has allowed me to let go of the superficial and focus in the internal, which is the state of my heart. What I have put into my MYNA experience is what I have gotten out, and the more invested I am to what I want to get out of MYNA the more beneficial my experiences will me for me.