Courageous Mainer Writes Memoir, “Worthy: The Memoir of an Ex-Mormon Lesbian”
In which I first tell about my experience as a martial artist and then relate my fighting skills to standing up for my 15-year-old who came out as non-binary.
The defining moment came when her youngest child revealed their own truth at the age of fifteen, which helped the author to reconsider the messages she wanted her child to internalize.
Although I had been a closeted lesbian for many years before that, and I was used to hearing the harmful rhetoric about queer people at church, when the bishop started aiming that talk at my kid I knew I had to make the painful but necessary break from the church.
Together, they made the tough decision to step away from the church, even as their father and older sibling remained devout.
This is bravery.
This memoir is my first solo book, however, I contributed an essay in an anthology called I Spoke to You with Silence, about queer Mormons, which was published by the University of Utah Press last year.Chris Davis
Even though the journey has not been without it's obstacles, they have managed to stand, united.
The author's memoir, which pulled both laughter and tears from the audience at her recent reading, offers you an important and relatable narrative. Some find themselves bursting into laughter, while others are moved to tears.
This is real experience from a real person with real internal bravery and power.
At its core, this memoir is a tale of hope and resilience and serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit within us all.
Chris shared that love wins and she couldn't be more spot on.
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