You guys, we're obsessed with this project!
Our friend, Brett Trapp recently launched Blue Babies Pink, “A 44-Day Southern Coming Out Story.” He started telling his story a few weeks ago and already, thousands of people are reading along with his daily episodes.
We love bringing you stories of hope, self-worth, and self-love, and Brett’s story is full of all that.
Here’s an excerpt...
"So many of us carry a story inside of us—a one-of-a-kind journey that only we have been on.
We share our stories if we can, but for some of us, that’s not possible. Fear and shame are bitter masters and forced silence is their torture of choice. They grab us by the arm—cold fingers digging deep—and shove us through the crowds of life. They force us to smile, force us to ignore the hurricane just beneath our skin. Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Preach on, sister...
In 2007 I finally got up the courage to write some of my story—notes, thoughts, and observations on being same-sex attracted.
I couldn’t bear to do it before then because to write it was to validate it…it was to admit my greatest fear—being gay—was quite possibly true.
So we preserve our stories, even the hard ones. There’s a voice in our heads telling us our stories are to be buried, hidden, locked in a basement. This is the way of shame, and it’s a lie. … Our stories aren't meant to be silenced or hushed. They don't come with mute buttons, stop signs, or red lights unless we let them. We need more kind people—you and me—speaking up."
And we promise, it only gets better from there.
To jump into the story, start here. But hurry, because it ends November 4th.