We sit down to complete the trifecta third part interview with my best of friends Mekael and Kelsey. We pick up where these two meet and how their relationship blooms and what led them to have met me and our incredible friends Chris and Dawn. We spend some time discussing what things look like on this side of the journey including growth and development, how we have built a new tribe better than the one we left, and how important Authenticity and Vulnerability have been in creating community!
IF you want to reach Mekael or Kelsey, email me at reelmormon AT gmail DOT com and I will forward it on and if your in Southern Utah and want to meet my awesome friends and me, let me know.
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Great interview – thank you. Mekael – You made a comment in the last 30 minutes of you being hard on yourself – then that Kelsey follows it with “hey, be nice to my Mekael.” I liked that and feel like I will adapt and use that with my wife. Thank you,
Vulnerable, honest and inspiring. Thank you Bill, Kelsey and Mikeal for being so whole-hearted and willing to share your beautiful story. I couldn’t be happier for your two you!!! Love you!
In my TBM days, I broke some rules and was disciplined. Because of the strict rules placed on me, I learned what it felt like to be in a room with 400+ people and feel utterly alone (ward conference).
Horrible and isolating.
I am not gay. But I once mentioned to a friend of mine after having been through that experience myself that probably no one understands isolation and feeling alone more than LGBTQ people who sit in a ‘family ward’ when they are talking eternal family…etc.
My friend looked at me shocked for a moment. Was absolutely silent. And then said: “Do you know my story?” I said: “No…please tell me….”
He then came out–to the first TBM person in that group ever — that he was gay. And that night I cried with him. WHY?….because in a small tiny way, I understood a little about what it feels like to ‘be alone’. No one should have to cry alone.
God BLESS you two women and you to BILL!
I hope someday we can all meet. Bill,…you need to have a giant barbecue down there and send out an invite.