Thursday, October 11, 2012
Happy National Coming Out Day!
A few weeks ago, our household was filmed for several days by a documentary camera crew for a production that will air in a few months. More on this another time. Clearly, I've already committed to being out in all facets of my life, right? So, who not rip the bandage off?
So, S and I, who were enjoying a walk in the brisk fall air this morning, decided to just go ahead and out ourselves in social media. Done. No take-backs. I'm out. For reals.
Thus far, response has been positive, and entirely by members of the community, or related communities. Not a peep from my business community. Yet.
My hope is that the strength of those connections, and the fact that I'm very competent with what I do professionally will stand me in good stead. Maybe there will be some awkward questions, maybe some sideways looks. I may even lose some business. Hopefully, it will be minimal, and the poly community, and other alternative folks, will pick up the slack.
The bottom line for me is that I am done living in fear. No more hiding. No more excuses for myself. I'm proud of myself, my partners, my family of choice, my community.