This was taken atop the Untersberg during my first trip away from home in 2008 to Salzburg, Austria. I went to a summer music program and it really changed my life but not only for my singing
That summer, I didn’t know anyone else in the program and it was really before social media was huge so no one got to know me before hand. I showed up and was taken as I am.
I remember distinctly a girl assuming I was gay and, for the first time in my life, I didn’t deny it. I lived for that month as I wanted to be. I didn’t change who I was but, after freeing myself from the expectations and fear, I became more of who I am.
My whatness filled with muchness.
I was lucky to have this rehearsal for life after coming out and it made the decision to come out so much easier. Not everyone gets to have such a luxury.
This picture reminds me of that moment in time when I felt the world laid out in front of me and my soul felt boundless. We can often rebuild our closets in other forms, and I think I’ve done that in some ways.
It’s time for another coming out.
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