If I Had Come Out Sooner…

Had the inspiration to write this while thinking of something catchy and jingly in my sleep this morning. Yes, I sleep-write and think too. A one-shot poem that I originally was thinking of turning into a rap. Enjoy! 😀 If I had come out sooner, four years ago, what would you have said? Would you … Continue reading If I Had Come Out Sooner…

That Beautiful Place in Between: Reborn as a Bi-Romantic Demisexual Christian

We can use our own pain to understand the pain of all living beings. Having learned to accept our own suffering patiently, if we then think of the suffering of all the other living beings trapped in samsara, compassion will arise naturally. ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso ELEVEN MONTHS AGO, I HAD ENOUGH. Enough of suppressing … Continue reading That Beautiful Place in Between: Reborn as a Bi-Romantic Demisexual Christian

Phineas in the (Prayer) Closet

The world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are. ~ Sirius Black A MONTH AGO, while Phineas' family decides to sit in on a more strictly conservative church service this … Continue reading Phineas in the (Prayer) Closet

Phineas Confesses He’s Bi

It's Fall in Danville, as the nights grow ever longer and the days ever shorter. Hearing the school bell ring at the end of another long day, young Phineas Flynn quietly packs his books and papers and shuffles them away in his backpack.   "What'd you think of Bio lab today, Phineas?" the ever still … Continue reading Phineas Confesses He’s Bi

Aiming for Inclusion: Loving Others as an Openly Bi Christian

  IN HIGH SCHOOL, as many other young adolescent teens are during this time, I began to feel an emotional admiration for classmates and friends of both genders—males and females alike. My freshman year, I met a boy whom I only once briefly met in the 7th grade during a small group therapy counseling session … Continue reading Aiming for Inclusion: Loving Others as an Openly Bi Christian

Tackling Islamophobia and Learning to Love and Respect Thy Neighbors in a Post-9/11 World: 12th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

On September the 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country. Americans have known wars — but for the past 136 years, they have been wars on foreign soil, except for one Sunday in 1941. Americans have known the casualties of war — but not at the center of a great … Continue reading Tackling Islamophobia and Learning to Love and Respect Thy Neighbors in a Post-9/11 World: 12th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

Carpe Diem-ing With Phineas and Ferb!

Phineas: I know what we're gonna do today, Though it might sound just a bit cliché. We can build a rollercoaster, but this time with songs and dancing! 'Cause when we're back in school come next September, And they ask us, we can both remember Every cool and clever thing we did all summer long, … Continue reading Carpe Diem-ing With Phineas and Ferb!

Coming Out of the Closet as a REAFFIRMED Progressive Christian Ally (Part 2)

When my first boyfriend broke up with me, I felt alone. I felt that I was unworthy of him, I was unworthy of my family and my church, and most depressingly, I felt unworthy of God. Because I felt as if I was an abomination to God, I attempted suicide multiple times. One night after … Continue reading Coming Out of the Closet as a REAFFIRMED Progressive Christian Ally (Part 2)