It’s just not worth it to live with secrets. My social media feeds have been flooded with National Coming Out Day posts over the last week, and I realized while reading through them that it’s such a relief to able to tell people the truth, to not have to hide anything. I keep thinking about … Continue reading No more secrets: How I feel about National Coming Out Day
It only takes a few words to send me back. Certain phrases set me off. It can be something simple, so common that most average Christians wouldn't even notice it. But those words meant something else in the fundamentalist cult I grew up in. I go to a not-crazy church now because it's helped me … Continue reading Unfundamentalist Thoughts: What do Christians mean when they say ‘our joy is not based on this world’?
I’m getting so much better at saying something when male coworkers say inappropriate things. Today one of my coworkers at the coffee shop came up to me when I was making drinks on bar during a flurry of customers and showed me an explicit meme with Kermit and Miss Piggy with a caption like “where’s … Continue reading I said nothing for years. Now I confront sexual harassment at work.
Originally posted on Facebook on August 31, 2018. Hi guys. Somehow I've made it through another year, and I lived to tell the tale. Turning 29 feels old because I'm still young inside. It's kind of like the end of the book "Fog Magic" when Greta tells her father she thinks getting older is like … Continue reading So I’m turning 29: World Suicide Prevention Day 2018
Originally posted on April 4, 2018. So I went on a journey this last weekend to find my grandparents’ graves. I was in Houston anyway after dropping a friend off at the airport and I don’t get much time off to go adventuring between work and school. I didn’t expect it to be so gut-wrenching. … Continue reading Grief is complicated