Posts Tagged ‘coming out

27
Jun
10

The Great Straight-GAY Divide.

Jessica, Lacey and their Gorgeous Straight friend Alexis talk about why gay girls and straight girls are often like oil and vinegar.  Is it our fault or theirs… hhmmmmmm.

If you want to find out more info on Alexis log onto www.thebeautybean.com or if you’re have trouble viewing this on facebook just click – http://www.afterellen.com/blog/trishbendix/video-lacey-jessica-lesbian-love-episode-32

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14
Jun
10

Newly OUT Nicole!

Jessica and Lacey talk to their favorite adopted “Niece,” Nicole, about
being BRAND new to Gay Land. Congratulations to Nicole for her bravery
in coming out to the world on Lesbian Love.

If you’re having trouble viewing this on facebook.com click http://www.afterellen.com/taxonomy/term/6218

07
Aug
08

Do you hide part of who you are at work?

I received the dreaded call last night…. LACEY!! WHY ARE YOU PUTTING THAT YOU’RE GAY ON YOUR PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE! CALL ME BACK!

Being ok with my sexuality is something that has only happened in the past couple of years.  For the longest time I tried to hide it. I pretended I was straight so as not to scare people or offend people… I didn’t want to make anyone feel “uncomfortable.”

I love my job, I love working close to people, I love people.  I train people to be the best they can be in and outside of the gym.  As a Fitness Professional I do not want to just be someone that makes you sweat, or counts how many reps you’ve done… Anyone can do that. I want to inspire you to believe in yourself no matter what. I want you to be so strong inside that the outside just comes. I want you to take risks, I want you to dare to be your wildest dreams, I want you to believe that those dreams are possible.  That’s my mission.

And for me the only way I can authentically carry that message, that truth, is if I live that life.  If I hide who I am from people, if I live in shame, I will not be able to connect with them.  They will unconsciously know I’m insecure with who I am and they won’t be able to fully trust me. I want my clients to be the best they can be, mind-body-spirit… It is my belief that in order for me to be able to train my clients to do this they must know that I am on that same journey and doing my very best every single day to realize my potential. If I tell my clients to never give up, I can’t.  If I tell my clients that they need to be able to look in the mirror and be proud of who they are, I MUST do the same. 

That is why Jessica and I are sharing our stories on SweatCity!  We hope that our stories resonate with you and inspire you to be open to anything and everything life has to offer. 

I’m going to share with you one of my favorite quotes. This Quote is above my bed and I read it almost every single day… 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us most.  We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a higher power.  Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.  We were born to make manifest the glory within us.  It is not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.  And, as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Do you have to hide part of who you are at work? 

p.s. I love you mom 

 

 

 

 

 




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