I created this blog a long time ago because I did not feel safe talking about how I felt. I grew up an artist with a ton of empathy in an extremely conservative community. This meant that I dealt with a ton of judgement from both conservatives/Christians/Catholic who felt I was too liberal/immoral, and secular/non-Christians/liberals who did not understand why I held on to any of the conservative values. Suzannagoretti.com was basically my scream of frustration in the middle of the divide. It was a place where I was allowed to feel anger, allowed to disagree, allowed to be sad if I needed to be.
My dream for suzannagoretti.com now is that it will be a place where we can explore what divides us and how we can understand and love each other. I also want it to be a safe space for us to explore how we feel about things that hurt or are scary or make us angry. I am opening a contribute section because I want to invite you to be a part of the change I want to make in the world. Please also feel welcome and desired in the comments on any and all of my posts. You do not have to agree with me! I want sincere peaceful discussion. 🙂
I love this dichotomy of laicality and religion. It must have been difficult growing up a dreamer in a small world.