I've been overwhelmed with loving comments and messages since my post yesterday. I haven't always had such a supportive community and I want you to know it means the world to have you in my corner.
The link below is to a short documentary that was released last week by high school student Jake Youngman. This is the community I grew up in and was a part of until I graduated high school.
Its been over 10 years since I put this all behind me. My life now is so full of hope and beauty. Still, watching the film was increadibly difficult. I can see areas of my life that are still affected by all of this... I feel as if I'm grieving that.
If you know my family personally, please do not bring this up. They are amazing, loving people who may have different beliefs than I, and I want to respect them and the journeys they are on.