Cue the Diana Ross

It really is a powerful song. I’m hearing it in a new way now.

“There’s a new me coming out
And I just have to live
And I wanna give
I’m completely positive
I think this time around
I am gonna do it
Like you never knew it
Oh I’ll make it through
The time has come for me
To break out of the shell
I have to shout
I’m coming out.”

Such powerful lyrics (written in a drag bar about Diana Ross impersonators, for Diana Ross).

I wrote a piece for Splice Today and posted a video on Tiktok. (@whenslowtide) so clearly I felt the need to be open about it– maybe that’s a result of being quiet about it for so long. i hope you’ll follow me on where i post, and Tiktok, and find me on for more writing pieces.

Thanks to those of you who have been here for a long time and who are still offering support; I am grateful to you for reading and for being with me on this journey.

UPDATE: Here is another piece I wrote more recently regarding a terrible policy the Carroll County public schools instituted in which they outlawed Pride flags.