Mel Mendoza is an excommunicated Jehovah’s Witness who decided to turn her experience into an opportunity to help others in similar situations. She lives in LA. She started a Tumblr blog for people who come from conservative religious households and are LGBTQ so they can ask questions, read advice, and find community. It’s called aplacetorebuild.tumblr.com. She spends all of her time running a business, writing, exercising, dancing awkwardly, telling bad jokes, going to concerts, biking, and exploring Los Angeles all while spending time with her lovely girlfriend.