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Stripped Naked

“Why didn’t you come over to me?” she asked. I playfully responded with, “Girl! Because you were a little slow with your customer.” Her colleague, who was waiting on me, and the colleague beside him both let out this loud … Continue reading

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Fag

“Please don’t use that word, I hate it!” yelled my Mom as I playfully told her I was her little fag. I felt shame, fear, and enormously unsafe. What was confusing for me was that this is how I felt … Continue reading

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That Catholic Quarterback

Letting myself learn, through and through, that my shame is not my fault is a tough gift to be with. Its impact on my life is my responsibility, but it’s not my fault. “There is no way he should be … Continue reading

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