Meet Lauren Pruitt
How do you identify?
Tell us about yourself:
I'm originally from Maryland. I listen to music 24/7. My neighbors haven't complained about my singing so either they can't hear me or they like a show. I like to try different food, go on adventures, experience things I've never experienced before because you never know how it'll change your outlook on life. My motto is, "Live your life." because no one else is going to do it for you.
Fun fact(s) about you:
I can move my ears I've been writing songs since I was 16. I've rode a horse in the mountains of the Dominican Republic.
Any advice for young queers out there or advice you would have given your younger self:
It's not a phase. Don't suppress your feelings to make other people happy.
What does this community mean to you?
Before moving to Los Angeles, I really didn't engage with the LGBTQIA+ community. I was always too afraid. Since I've been here, I've made a few friends that I can relate to; friends that support me and give advice and vice versa. Everyone that I've encountered has been nothing but welcoming.
Why did you want to be involved in this project?
I thought it would be cool to be in a space with people who may share similar struggles. I also liked the idea of sharing stories from people of various @thelovelylapoid backgrounds. It's nice to be able to identify with someone. Personally, it makes me . feel like I'm not alone.