Chloe prepared testimony for the Massachusetts legislature in both 2022 and 2023

Chloe’s 2023 Statement

My name is Chloe and I graduated from high school in 2021. Today I want to talk about how schools don’t listen to student voices enough.

As a member of the LGBTQIA community and a student with Autism, I didn’t feel like my voice was listened to when I raised concerns related to those communities to my school. Too often, schools are concerned about what parents, teachers, or the community are thinking, but they don’t care that much about what students are thinking. Schools don’t usually care about what students with Autism want. They treat autism like it is something bad that must be dealt with.

Chloe’s 2022 Statement

My name is Chloe, and I’m a recent high school graduate who would like to discuss the importance of gender, sexual orientation, and learning disability equality in schools.

My high school experience wasn’t the best for a number of reasons, but the main issue that I had with it was its treatment of those who are different from what has for too long been the norm in society. And by that I mean straight white non disabled cisgender men and women. Basically, I was not comfortable because the teachers and staff didn’t appear to be open minded to those of us who are LGBT+ as well as those who think differently than others.