I originally started this blog by dedicating it to that part of myself that had been hushed up, stuffed down, and discriminated against; proclaiming the empowerment of my voice. Speaking my truth has, until recently, been a difficult task for me, mainly due to my upbringing.
I was raised in Georgia and brought up in the Mormon church. Oh, and did I forget to mention that I am a lesbian; a southern Mormon lesbian a great combination. I have worked hard all my life at recovering from the ever damaging effects of organized religion, the implications of being a woman in the Bible belt and reclaiming my truth and voice.
With so many struggling with their own sexuality and what that means in the world today, I cannot continue being silent any longer and hiding behind the fact that I can pass for a straight girl. When I am asked what I did to make the world a better place, I can say I helped people understand that it’s OK to be you.
So, after much prodding, I am finally writing my memoir and hopefully helping those struggling with coming out. This A to Z challenge is my way of pushing myself to continue empowering my voice and write this book. My A to Z challenge theme is growing up and coming to terms with my sexuality.