For some, religious belief systems are a source of comfort and strength; for others, they can become a prison, restricting critical thought and independent action, training us to doubt ourselves and allow others to make decisions for us. I believe that too many people are staying silent about, even making excuses for, the damage caused them by abusive religion. I’m done.
After leaving my family’s religion, I’m becoming healthier and happier. The objects I make and the stories I write reflect my past and
I go by Theo. Pronouns: he/him/his, please.