Losing My Religion, Under a Secret Cloak of Shame

It's time to be out and proud

Ash Jurberg
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readNov 21, 2023

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My grandparents had life-threatening reasons to hide their identities but didn't. My motivating factor for hiding under my invisibility cloak was embarrassment and shame. Thirty years on, I am still embarrassed and ashamed — but for different reasons.

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