Overcoming the Fear of Judgement
About Your Sexuality
“My advice for those struggling with coming out as Gay or Bisexual…Start with yourself. Who do you want to be? And start with being your authentic self!” – Karen Peters
In a world full of so much judgement and hate, it’s not hard to understand why so many people fear coming out as Gay or Bisexual. This is even more true for people from certain cultures and/or religions. In this episode I’m joined by Karen Peters who shares her story on what it is like to go from being in a relationship with a man, and later coming out to who she felt was authentically her. She is now married to a woman and is happier than she’s ever been.
She shares the importance of being authentically who you are and why it’s so important to our happiness. While she accepts that her journey coming out as Gay was easier for her than most, she also encourages us all to examine what we are loosing by denying who we truly are in an effort to please others. We talk about the fear involved, which can be a life and death fear for some. Overcoming this fear is no easy task, but the benefits of living a life that feels right to you cannot be underestimated. Neither can the mental and psychological health issues that arise from living a life of constant fear of fakeness. It will eventually manifest itself in other forms of our lives.
If you feel you have been affected or would like to discuss any of these topics, please reach out to me. You do not have to suffer in silence or alone. I offer my listeners a 30-minute free coaching session as a thank you for being part of this journey. I would love to serve you!
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