Suicidal thoughts, a faulty system, and societal shaming, oh my: why getting help is easier said than done.

If you’re reading this on your phone, I suggest turning it on its side and reading it that way because it looks better and is much more palatable. I know I already posted the interview today but I saw this article and had to link to it because I have been seeing a lot of … Continue reading Suicidal thoughts, a faulty system, and societal shaming, oh my: why getting help is easier said than done.

Interview with my ex who came out 6 years into our relationship (part II).

This is a follow-up entry in a series of shorter entries to provide context. You can read the first one here.  This is the second part of the interview. The first is here. Me: How did that change our relationship? Michael: I think it changed for the better. I think we realized we were meant … Continue reading Interview with my ex who came out 6 years into our relationship (part II).

My Blogtober Project.

With that being said, he is a big reason I want to do OUTtober and Blogtober together this month. It made me realize that while I can get heated about things like same-sex marriage and other LGBTQ rights, I have a lot to learn and still have some subconscious biases that I need to continue to address. Because of this, I want to use this project as a learning opportunity and a means of becoming a better friend, peer, and community member. Continue reading My Blogtober Project.

Important context for upcoming interview with former significant other who came out 6 years into our relationship.

There are things we could discuss and we both know that but our relationship has changed so radically, it doesn’t matter anymore. His identity has completely turned our relationship on its side and as much as it gave me a brutal mental whiplash in the beginning, it has helped wash away moments where we weren’t perfect and also made me realize while I was familiar with LGBTQ issues, it was never as personal and complicated for me as it was right after I found out. Continue reading Important context for upcoming interview with former significant other who came out 6 years into our relationship.