[First things first. The new name. The only way to explain it is that I had to create a new writing name for myself thanks to a troubled person that decided to hunt me down on all my social media in order to monitor my comings and goings to report to certain members of my family. Hopefully, they desist but if not, eh. My care for “family name preservation” dwindles each time they find another post.]

I chose this title for a number of reasons but it’s not solely to give the walkthrough of the changes I’ve gone through but…

I couldn’t find a good picture for this kind of story so… here’s a Swedish flower that I took a few years ago.

It’s been several months since coming out to my family. Normally, this kind of story probably wouldn’t be that out of the ordinary. After all, it’s 2019. Or at least, that’s what people say to normalize certain concepts, homosexuality among them. Here’s the story, though.

I grew up in a conservative, Shia, Muslim family (somewhere between cultural and religious) and for the most part, it was a great upbringing. At least when it came to everything but controversial “Western” topics. When I was a kid, I didn’t really know what was controversial and what wasn’t, though. I typically would listen…


Sonderer. Traveler. Adventurer. Foodie. Student. Content Creator. Gamer. Goober. Based in CO. 🏳️‍🌈

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