Teenagers in the LGBTQ community can look to Jennifer Garner for support. In an upcoming film titled, “Love, Simon,” Josh Duhamel and Jennifer will co-star in the flick about struggling teens.
When speaking with reporters from Pride Source, Garner divulged on her childhood while growing up in a conservative area of West Virginia as well as what it might be like to deal with burgeoning feelings of misplaced identity, and more importantly, what to do when those feelings come up.
When reflecting on the past, Jen revealed she at one point was someone a gay man could trust in to talk about his real sexuality. Garner explained the theme of the movie as relating to the broader domain of acceptance and self-esteem.
She asked her fans to see one thing from the movie, “Don’t let yourself be isolated with whatever it is you’re scared about.” The ex of Ben Affleck said it’s important for young kids to reach out to somebody out there in the world.
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According to the actress, no one is alone in their struggles, despite feeling like it’s only they who have that problem. She stated that others are struggling with the same issues. “You can find someone to help you.”
As for how she’s applied this philosophy to her children, Garner admitted she has become more open to communication with her kids, in a manner that is closer to being hands-off.
It’s important to show support for your kids and let them come to their conclusions on their own, through their own volition. This way of looking at child-rearing is unlike others around her growing up in Charleston, West Virginia.
Garner said despite developing as a person in such an area, her parents were very open toward others. She stated her home was one where “not an ounce of judgment” was directed to different people.