are you questioning your sexuality in sobriety?
You’re not alone.
I’ve been talking about sexual identity in sobriety since I got sober almost five years ago. In that talking, I’ve discovered that there are a large number of folks who begin to realize or accept that they aren’t straight in recovery, often in their 30s, 40s or later, when people often think they should already have this stuff figured out. This later in life questioning about sexual identity can often bring about confusion, shame and denial. Because of these feelings, many people don’t talk about their process publicly, leading many people to believe they’re the only ones feeling this way.
You are so not the only one and I can help
There are so many resources out there for teens and young adults who are discovering their sexuality that it can seem like realizing you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community when you’re well into adulthood, especially after getting sober, means you’ve got to figure it all out on your own. And it’s historically been that way.
Over the past couple of years I’ve been trying to figure out a way for me to utilize my 20+ years of “outness” in a way that could help provide support and resources for folks who are ready to shed the expectations of who they should be in order to step into who they truly are.
And now, I’d love to introduce you to: Sexual Identity Mentoring.