I actually grew up in a totally straight world. And by that, I mean TOTALLY STRAIGHT. No one was gay in my family, no one around, no one on tv and at the time, there was no Internet yet. As you can guess, it wasn’t cool and I had trouble understanding who I was. I knew at a very young age that I liked girls, but I was lost.
Years later, here I am on a website for LGBTQ+ girls. The entire team is made up of LGBTQ+ women. I hear about movies, tv shows, music, relationships, and identity,..... That’s awesome!
But one day, they suddenly announced the closure of the site. BOOM! I was so disappointed.
But that’s also when everything changed. As I couldn’t find another website, I had this crazy idea to recreate what I was going to lose. And 400 women followed me, at first, because a few months later, we’re getting serious with 8,000 visitors per week. We still hold the record for the best start. It was crazy!
Then, due to a lack of experience and knowledge, problems began to arise. It has not been easy, not at all. I had to learn, improve, face doubts, but I still believed in it, I didn’t give up and that’s actually the most important thing, right?
LQIOO is the result of 10 years of experience. Of course, I learned a lot of technical stuff, but above all, I learned a lot about myself, about our community, and about the people who make it up.
Today, with LQIOO, I help amazing LGBTQ+ women get visibility while offering you a cool place to hang out and have fun. That’s why I created this site and I love doing it!
I may have grown up in a straight world, but every day I help make this world gayer. Isn’t that cool? Haha... Yeah, it’s really cool!