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For those of you who have been paying close attention, or for those who know me personally, this isn’t news.
But for the rest of you, here it is:
I’m a lesbian 🌈
I’m married to an incredible woman named Steph, and we’ve been together for over 7 years. She is my best friend, my partner, and the love of my life.
Being gay isn’t something that I’ve actively hidden on social media, but it isn’t something that I’ve been 100% open about either. And while I’ve been trying to find a way to share my life authentically, I’ve realized that there’s a very important part of it that I’ve left out. When I try to uncover the reasons why, I discover that there’s still a small part of me that’s afraid. I’ve been hesitant to be my true self, and to share the most personal and vulnerable parts of me.
Coming out is scary. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what your journey is, it requires real bravery. I came out for the first time more than 7 years ago, and I still get nervous every time I tell someone new. People can be cruel and hateful, and I’ve been really scared to come out on this account.
But the fact that it scares me is exactly why I’m doing it.
I’m sharing this partly because I feel like I owe it to all of you to be open and honest. But even more so, because I owe it to myself to celebrate this amazing part of me, and to let go of any remaining feelings of fear or shame that surround this part of my life.
I’ve been searching for the perfect time to share this for a while now, and I’ve realized that there is no perfect time.
So today is the day.
Please be kind ❤️
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