Published on Dec 5, 2012 by Simon Harrison A little after midnight, I took out my camera and began recording anything on my mind. When I got home at 3am, I started playing it back. All night until work at 8am, I worked on this and didn’t know what I wanted to do with it. Until I showed it to a few friends, I finally had enough courage to put this out there…it’s almost like coming out to the world. The ability to be vulnerable this makes feels good, and knowing that it could help someone, makes it easy to handle hater comments.
I came out to my parents at 18. Things were extremely difficult when I already had an interestingly unconventional family. My decision to come out in college came after I pledged halfway into becoming a brother of a popular fraternity on campus. I was terrified of living a lie, dealing with a break-up, and religious convictions. Making everyone think of me as something else would have been the opposite choice of loving and improving myself. Instead of suppressing who I was along with giving my unwarranted situation the opportunity to prevent healing, i helped myself and it has gotten so much better.