A Coming Out Letter to my Very Conservative Parents

Coming out to someone is always hard, it's harder when you know they have been taught to disapprove of the LGBTQ+ community. In this letter, I come out to my very conservative, catholic parents. I wrote this as preparation for what I would say in real life, but they never allowed me to get the words out. I chose to share it with you because I know a lot of people struggle with being accepted by their families. I thought this letter could help give you ideas.

At War With Depression: When it Took my Friend and Won the Battle

The thing about depression is that it feels like such a selfish thing to have. You fail to notice anything but the heavy weight on your shoulders. I never noticed my friend was being bullied. It came as a surprising blow when he chose to die. It was all a downward spiral from there: A comfortable relationship, a crush on a girl and the realization that if I wanted to be with her I would have to leave my family.

At War With Depression: How it all Started.

I struggle a lot with depression and anxiety. Some of that had to do with figuring out my sexuality at some point, but in reality, it goes way farther than that: Growing up in the aftermath of a civil war, as I watched my friends get kidnapped and people disappear.

Why at 25, I’m Not in a Hurry to Come Out

Yeah, I’m 25 years old. Let’s just get that out of the way and let me explain why at 25 I’m still not out of the closet. I feel so old to be doing this now, like I wasted so much time. I just wish that I could go back to being thirteen and do … Continue reading Why at 25, I’m Not in a Hurry to Come Out