Over the years, attempting to discover my identity in a heteronormative society has been difficult, to say the least.
“I’m sorry, but I can’t do this anymore.”
That was it. That was the note. It was 2005 and I’d decided my life wasn’t worth living. I was tired of being depressed, afraid to live in my truth and most of all feeling that no one would ever accept me or love me. I was alone in the bathroom with a bottle of sleeping pills and cried.
As I laid on the floor I slowly working up the courage to take the pills, the faintest of thoughts crossed my mind that said, “I’m too tired. I can do this tomorrow. Life will still suck.” This is my story.
MyUmbrella is my attempt to give everyone else, what I wish I had. A sense of community. A sense of belonging. A place where there were people who had been through similar things and I could learn from.
-Angie, MyUmbrella Founder
Our blog is for members of the LGBTQIA+ community who are looking for a creative outlet. Unlike other platforms, we invite members of the community who want to share their stories the opportunity to do so by joining our Writers Cohort. Their published work reminds us that we’re not alone as we think we are.
We built a community that reflects the type of world we want to live in.
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MyUmbrella was started to provide a space to celebrate and promote the various stories and journies that exist in our community. A safe space to bond through lessons learned and resources to show that we’re not alone as we often feel. Quite frankly, it’s something that our team could’ve benefitted from growing up.
We’re excited to announce the launch of our writer’s program. You don’t have to be a published or accomplished writer to participate. You just have to be able to express yourself in a relatable way.
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