Category Archives: Personal

A Letter To Linkin Park

Joe, Rob, Brad, Dave, Mike, and Chester, I’ve been meaning to write you for a while now, and especially since One More Light came out.  I wish the circumstances for finally writing were different, but I think it’s important regardless. … Continue reading

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Remembering Pulse, One Year Later

It’s been one year since the tragedy at Pulse. I can’t even begin to know the pain of those who were there, and those who are or were close to them.  But I can and do know the pain I … Continue reading

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Thoughts for a Different Version of Me

Different Version of Me, We may not have met yet, and if we haven’t, I hope someday we do.  Regardless, this is a difficult time for many of us, so I want you to remember something.  You are not alone. … Continue reading

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Resolutions

With the dawn of the new year comes the time where everyone talks about their resolutions.  And I see a lot of negativity about resolutions because 1) many people will combine them with the phrase “new year, new me,” and … Continue reading

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2017: The Younger Sibling

Because you are expected to follow 2016 With beauty and grace; You are expected to bring Better days, Happiness; You have the weight of the world Resting in your hands As if you were Atlas himself. But you aren’t Atlas, … Continue reading

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2016: A Year In Memoriam

What can I say? There were bad moments… A lot of them… There were deaths Other than yours And history was made In what many feel is the wrong direction. Nevertheless, There were also amazing moments: Wonderful connections were made, … Continue reading

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From an Ally’s Perspective

I have seen a lot of people expressing fear the last day or so. I have seen it from friends, I have seen it from family, and I have seen it online. I’d be lying if I said I am … Continue reading

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Here’s To Hope

Trigger Warning: Election Discussion I need to preface this: I am 100% okay with you having an opinion, with your opinion being different than mine, and with us having a civil discussion about ideas and opinions.  I am okay with … Continue reading

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What is National Coming Out Day

This year, National Coming Out Day happened to line up with Terminology Tuesday.  It is also Beneath The Identity’s one year anniversary.  I’m going to use this opportunity to talk about what National Coming Out Day is. National Coming Out … Continue reading

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National Coming Out Day

Happy National Coming Out Day to everyone who has already come out, you brave, wonderful souls, I am proud of you. Happy National Coming Out Day to all those who have yet to come out, either because you aren’t ready … Continue reading

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