Today I am one day away from being
four months’ sober. The last time I wrote on this blog I only had four days. A
few other things have changed since that time, too!
Namely (pun intended), I prefer to
go by the name Parker now. I am nonbinary and prefer to use the pronouns they/them.
Part of me is tempted to type up a light-hearted list of quirky anecdotes to make everyone feel more comfortable with this
information, but I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’d like to be honest.
This is scary. This is hard. This
is freeing. This is liberating. My story does not have a clear-cut narrative. My
story is messy. I don’t have everything figured out.
What I do know is this: I am on a
lifelong journey to finding, being, and loving myself. And making the decision to
come out as nonbinary and to change my name feels authentic today.
I am also tempted to post helpful
articles, but it’s 2021. If you’re curious to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and how you can support me and people like me, Google’s got your
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