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Courage to Be Courageous


Apr 16, 2024

Sage Jaurequi of Hispanic descent received his BA at Arizona State University in Family Studies and Human Development and Masters Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Alliant University in San Diego. Sage knew he was different and was ashamed of being different because he was met with so much disapproval. He had no interest in sports loved to play with dolls and received emotional and physical abuse from his older brother. Sage’s mother decided to put him into therapy. This was the first time he admitted to the therapist or to anyone that he was gay. It took so much courage for him to do this but for the first time he felt he had owned who he was. Sage also later came out to his mother when he was 14 years old and she struggled with it, but came to accept it. When Sage finally got into high school he was able to find an accepting community of others who were gay. Because of the Hispanic community, it is harder to come out and Sage realized the importance of having a community; all races who accept you for who you are. When Sage became a flight attendant, he was able to meet others from the gay community who supported him. Sage found out that he need to find out the history of his hispanic ancestors because this is part of who you are. He encourages all individuals to find out the history of their ancestors. You will find out in this podcast the history of “marginalized “individuals and how they can have the strength and courage to get through it.