Raised in rural Kentucky, J.R. was very active in visual arts while in high school. During his senior year, his parents read about how he was gay in his journals and threw him out. They eventually allowed him back into the home, but assured him that they would not help pay for his college education. They viewed the schools he had applied to as “gay friendly.” With his Point Foundation scholarship, J.R. attended Boston University, attaining a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in statistics.
After graduating from Boston University, he finished writing his first book. Now, he’s talking with publishers about taking it to the next step. His future goals maybe to get a PhD and to write many more books.
His time with Point allowed him to grow as a person and to figure out what he wanted out of life. It completely changed everything!