It’s official! STILL STACE is getting an audiobook – narrated BY ME!
Last week in Vancouver, we began recording the audiobook for “Still Stace“!
WHAT an incredible and moving experience this has been, to put my *LITERAL* voice, to my own words.
Image of (nervous and excited!) me in Vancouver on the third day of recording.
I never thought I would get this opportunity, so I’m making sure not to waste it.
For me, that has meant one thing: vulnerability. It has meant opening myself up again, reliving these moments again….truly FEELING these moments again.
I tried to stay connected to myself the whole time – all the versions of me that needed love and care. I was holding all of you close, too – those of you who have shared your stories with me. This isn’t just my story – it’s ours.
This process has reminded me how important it is, to stay connected to our stories. To notice how far we’ve come. And where we still need some tenderness and care.
For the third day of recording, I wore my rainbow “God Is Proud Of Me” shirt, (@queerlybelovedtees) because it’s been tough & raw to open myself up in this way. But I do believe, God is proud of me. I’m really proud of me, too.
We have one more day of recording tomorrow, and I’m going to try my best to stay open, connected, and soak up every moment. Stay tuned for the release date – this will be on every audiobook platform! (I’ll try not to think tooooooooo long about that, insert nervous laughter here.)
If you listen, I hope you feel seen. I hope you feel connected, and I hope you find some healing.
Never stop telling your stories, my queer friends. We need every one.
Update on May 5, 2022:
When we were recording the audiobook for “Still Stace” last week, I had to make a conscious choice to dig deep into those memories of pain and heartache and rejection. I wanted it to come through in my voice, and the only way for me to do that was to feel it again.
But as I did that, I had this visual of me today, standing beside every version of myself then – with my hand softly on her shoulder. I was finally in a place to advocate for her. For myself. To literally make her/my voice heard, in all the places where I prayed into the nothingness.
This younger version of me was the first concept design I ever did for “Still Stace”. I thought it was time for an update.