Why are you sharing your story?

I'm sharing my story not because I'm still angry at the Church or because I want to tear people down. I'm sharing my story because I know there are thousands of people in my situation. People who feel hurt, unheard, or broken. I hope my story will be a small step in helping people gather up their broken pieces. I know that's what other people did for me when my shelf broke--I hope I can be there in a similar way for others.


I hid my faith transition for a long time. There is a lot of stigma around people who choose to leave. I’m proud I found the courage to live authentically, despite it being contrary to the norms of my family and culture.