Aberrant Behavior – Religion and Internalized Homophobia

In this episode, I delve into my long and complex relationship with religion and why I had to let it go if I was ever to love myself deeply. I have nothing against religion as a whole because I recognize it’s role in providing comfort and hope to many people as it did for me. Plus, faith and belief is a deeply personal thing that I don’t really think I have room to comment on another person’s faith walk. My mental health required that I let go of that journey and embark on a personal spiritual journey of self-discovery, self-love and self-acceptance. Psychotherapy and other modalities proved to be more effective in helping me eliminate the internalized homophobia I had.

Resources:

Find a therapist in your area: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us?tr=Hdr_Brand

Low-cost therapy for black women: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/

Low cost remote and in person therapy: https://openpathcollective.org/

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