My name is Katie Cruz. I’m a girl on a journey trying to navigate this sometimes frightful, messed up world. I guess you can say I’m a cartographer. As a matter of fact, I’m a MAP. What’s a MAP you ask? Well I’m a lot like everyone else. I enjoy music, and road trips, good food, hanging with friends, a good TV series or movie. And like everyone else, I just want to love and be loved.
So what is it about me that makes me a MAP? Well, I tend to find myself attracted to people much younger than me. MAP stands for Minor Attracted Person. I feel a romantic attraction to girls 14 and under. And just like other people’s orientations, it’s not something I chose. But I don’t let that trouble me. I have still found love, both ethically, and within the law. And I’ve also lost love. And this is my story, of how I try to cope with society’s constructs that marginalize and often vilify people like me. But I refuse to be your villain anymore.