These writings were gathered from submissions to the “This is My Story” poetry contest which invited people of all races, denominations, and sexual orientations to share their faith.
To our surprise, we were entrusted with very intimate, vulnerable writings from diverse individuals living all around the world. They are young people, retirees, pastors and city workers, straight and gay _ all at various stages along a journey toward self acceptance. The authors take us from abuse to reconciliation, rejection to faith, and every emotion along the way. We thank each of them for daring to share these RAW contributions.