Thank you Moyra for joining us and sharing your story with Everyday Heroes.
"Participating in this project means that I am recognised as an individual. Back in the 80’s nothing of this kind existed, instead and we went underground. I ran away from home because I wanted my freedom. After living in London for a number of years, thinking that I would be free to live as I wanted, I had to accept a rude awakening that being me and living as I wanted had its repercussion. It made me realise that Malta has always been a much more permissive country than I had anticipated. Being who I am has had its challenges, because I had been forced to live up to certain expectations and identities, but once I learnt to love myself these issues no longer had an affect on me.
I am who I am. I am proud to be part of this Project which brings to light some of the issues I have personally faced in the past. It’s all too clear that ostracization is a common occurrence, especially if you do not live up to peer pressure to look good. The LGBTQI scene plays far too much importance on appearances when all we should be doing is concentrating on a good looking heart and soul!"