The luminous Jeffrey Marsh invited me to share my coming out story on their podcast.

For me coming out as -sexual was revolutionary in and of itself. After growing up in the 1990’s evangelical Christian purity culture, owning my sexuality, regaining my personal agency, had to happen before I could even began to attach prefixes, like bi-.

As discussed with Jeffrey, I am deeply grateful that the faith community I grew up in instilled the importance of sharing first-person narratives–of testifying. Testimonies, whether delivered during services or via podcasts, help us to find connection. Personal stories have the power to unite individuals by fostering understanding and empathy. They help us to evolve, to become ourselves.

I’m so grateful that Jeffrey gifted me with the opportunity to share my story about coming out and keeping my heart open in Coming Out with Jeffrey Marsh: #15 Keep Your Heart Open.