Monday, January 17, 2011
I came upon this and had to share it with you all.
C. Zampa is a woman writing in a community where she felt she had to hide the fact that her book is about a romance between two gay men. As the book publication date grew closer, she realized she couldn't continue to hide - she couldn't continue to be closeted about her book... and she came out! (that's a link to her coming-out blog post!)
I think it's a really good reminder that the idea of hiding and passing and pretending and keeping the truth of who you are and what (and who) you care about isn't just something Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning people deal with - or just something our allies might imagine.
The challenge for all of us on our life journeys is to be authentic.
I'm so proud of C. Zampa for coming out and being real.
And I hope her story inspires others to be real about themselves, too.
Posted by Lee Wind, M.Ed. at 3:00 AM