As for being arrested three times, Larissa says ...
"I now see that my being attested was a blessing," she reveals. That's a little surprising, especially from someone who many fans believe was not the aggressor in her arrests.
She explains why she feels this way:
Larissa is grateful "as l have the knowledge now to give back." She did community service as part of her agreement with the court after her third arrest, as we reported earlier this year (a report so accurate that Larissa gave us a shoutout after a number of other sites posted misleading and even incorrect headlines).
Larissa liked her community service
She is now familiar with ways to help her community "in a way that would not of been possible if it didn't happen to me." That makes sense. Helping others can be fun, but you don't always realize the ways that this can be done until, say, volunteering to feed the homeless becomes extra credit one semester or you get tasked with community service.
Larissa really did take to that well
Part of her community service was volunteering for a trans suicide hotline. Larissa volunteered during and after Pride, when trans visibility -- and therefore hateful backlash -- is at its peak. Vulnerable, marginalized individuals who hear hate about themselves day in and day out sometimes need to hear a sympathetic voice to keep going. Larissa provided emotional support to those who needed it the most.
But now, it's Larissa who needs help and support
Fortunately, it looks like she's getting it -- for her depression, for her anxiety, and some suspect for PTSD.
She's getting some help, folks
"I am so pleased to say, and so grateful," Larissa writes. "That the Discovery Group owner of TLC has offered me treatment through this difficult journey."