you are beautiful
I spent over 20 years in a charismatic christian church. During my time, I witnessed a great deal of shame concerning the idea of human sexuality.
I remember going to church camps as a teenager, watching the pastor onstage call out any young girls who weren’t virgins; begging them to come to the altar to find ‘healing’ in front of hundreds of their peers. The sight was a horrifying one.
This piece is my response to the shame and judgement I left inside the walls of the church. Everybody finds deliverance in their own right.