My story is mostly typical. When these things were said to me in person, from the pulpit and through writings, I did not question them. I thought they were all part of this truth.
God has given me an open and curious mind — on purpose, I think. Because of this mind, I can see the inequities I never felt before. And because I can see, I can hope for a better tomorrow.
I am not these things. I am not these conflicting messages. None of us are. We can do better than this. That’s why I’m practicing sharing my voice now. In vulnerability. With love.