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Itโ€™s the last day of pride month. ๐ŸŒˆ

2020 has felt more formative for me than ever.

My gay Christian journey started when I was 16, but now that I am (so very) close to the big 4-0, I feel like I am just beginning in a lot of ways. Iโ€™m truly learning what it means to trust myself – the deep, knowing me inside. To show up for myself and do hard things.


Iโ€™m learning itโ€™s good and necessary to take up space in this world, to say things, to deeply feel things.

2020 has been a tremendously hard year – for everyone – but often the hardest times bring about the most growth and beauty. I have a sense the coming months for me will be the hardest, but I am tenaciously hopeful and believing for the growth and beauty in the midst of it. (Maybe, because of it.)

A friend sent me this quote that I have said to myself every day lately:

โ€œI will go, and I will go afraid.โ€

– Morgan Harper Nichols

I hope that wherever you are on your coming out journey, you know it is okay.

You are more than okay.ย  You are loved.

Happy Pride, my friends. โค๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ“ท Photo of Stacey ยฉ2019 Camilla Hrytzak.