A StartOut Role Model is a mentor, or more simply, someone who has been through many of the things you might be going through and can be there to support you.  Once you’re connected with your role model, they are there to chat to, guide you through challenging periods and be someone you can trust to talk confidentially to about your sexuality, gender or other challenges.

Their role isn’t to do things for you, nor are they going to have all the answers but your role model is someone who is in your corner and ready to support you.