I came back to myself
I was a mormon.
For all of my 29 years in the church, I never felt I could speak freely. Early on, I learned what happens to those who don’t blend in.
The more I blended, the more I lost myself. I mistook “losing yourself in the work,” for losing my identity. Or maybe that’s what was wanted all along.
The longer I stayed, the easier it became to rationalize away my individuality.
Once I found my voice again, I couldn’t wait to use it. Within five months I was threatened with two excommunications for apostasy and then resigned in November 2015.
Two months later I came out as queer.
Yes, I had buried a lot.
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I came back to myself!