My name's Lynn - I'm a Christian, a University Lecturer and a Musician. I am someone who has struggled for many years to come to terms with the impact of my sexual identity and brokenness.
I'd like to write about some of the factors I think are relevant to my sexual identity as it developed. I am not blaming at anybody but I see it is an important step in understanding where some of the nurture elements came from and how they have influenced my whole experience of gender and sexuality. I then want to talk about my experience of learning what it means to have a Christian
Silent no more
As long as I remember, I was different and in South Africa where I grew up, there is a myth: if you walk under a rainbow it will change your sex. I tried running under every rainbow I saw! My parents once admitted to me they had wanted a boy; when I came out as a girl, they often treated me as a boy. I wasn’t angry with this because I actually wanted to be a boy.
As a child, my parents fought a lot. My dad was easily angered. I was told I pushed my father away since I was four. Growing up, I always felt uneasy around men.
We attended church on Sundays. Our church didn’t teach
July 20, 2016 - Wilna van Beek