We have just thrown our first Queer Babe Mixer and it was a resounding success! So many people came out to meet new folx, play games and have a good time and I could not be happier. We will definitely have to do this again! For now, we’re looking forward to the Queer Prom and many more events in Concord, NH.
It’s been some time since I checked in but I’m feeling very lucky to have a ton of interesting opportunities for advocacy coming down the pike. I will be co-facilitating two workshops in addition to being a featured panelist at the upcoming GLSEN NH Homecoming Youth Summit this weekend; I am teaching two Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses in the coming months; I am facilitating a clinical support group for LGBTQ+ youth at my office and I am co-facilitating a new PFLAG support group in Manchester, NH.
This year I have also spoken at Pride, met with local government officials and have seen my monthly event- the Queer Babe Brunch- really take off. This month, I was featured by one of my favorite podcasts, Beyond Queer Stories! It’s been an amazing ride and I can’t wait to see what happens next!
CW: Childhood Abuse
One of the hardest things I’ve ever written.
My therapist has encouraged me to heal by writing a letter to my abusers. Its something I’ve avoided for years, because to write is to acknowledge and to acknowledge is to remember. I didn’t want to remember. As I’ve grown (in years and experience) I’ve come to realize that the importance of looking painful experiences in the face and truly, truly allowing oneself to let them go.
I share this with you now in a moment of mourning and of celebration: mourning the child I was and their broken heart, celebrating my resilience and celebrating all of you who also hurt.
We can do this.
Affirmation: What Other People Think About Me Is None of My Business
On this episode, we talk about kink, relationships and cosplay. Also artist, poet, and brain behind The Creative Alchemist, Zulynette, is our guest on the Weekly Hustle.
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This week’s affirmation is “Forgiveness starts with me.” Are you holding onto something from the past, something that no longer serves you? It’s alright to be angry and taking time to process that anger is valid but it is also important to keep in mind that there are things and experiences that we hold onto, that become toxic to our spirit. This week, I challenge you to find out what you’re holding onto and how to let it go.
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