Editor’s note: This article mentions suicide. The LGBT National Hotline provides telephone, online chat, and email peer support at 888-843-4564 or www.lgbthotline.org.
You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255.“I feel like a lot of people found pandemic hobbies,” says Zoe Stoller (she/they) of content creation. “And this was mine.” Before COVID-19, the bubbly influencer, who already identified as queer, was grappling with gender identity and turned to the internet for guidance.“I decided to watch the content of LGBTQ creators to get some information,” Stoller tells Queerty. “And that was instrumental in helping me find my identity, which is gender fluid.” At the same time, Stoller experienced another revelation. “I realized how powerful social media can be in creating community and spreading information about LGBTQ identities that aren’t usually talked about, [as well as] mental health.”Inspired by what they saw, and with a surplus of time thanks to spring 2020’s enforced quarantines, Stoller “decided just to jump headfirst into sharing [original content about] queerness and mental health, education, and visibility.
And now it’s my whole career.”Related: New York’s Devin-Norelle on how the love of queer community inspires hope A post shared by Zoe.