Such a beautiful story.
Note: This post was initially titled “Coming Out,” but I caused offense to several people in the LGBT community. My sincere apologies. “Coming out of the broom closet” is a term pagans use when they share their beliefs with others who may not accept them. No offense intended!
At 36 years of age, I just began to live an authentic life. I am no longer afraid to risk rejection, humiliation, or scorn. I am not easily embarrassed. I do not fear what people think of me.
For the first 35 years of my life, I existed in two worlds simultaneously. The contrast was so glaring that I feared I would never be able to bring the two parts together and still be loved by my family or respected by my peers.
Part One: I am what mainstream society expects of me.
I excel in school and begin taking college…
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