"The Mormon Church was my home, my family, my community. I could never have predicted that day, two years ago, when I would send the bishop a letter to ask him to take my name off the rolls of the church; that I would so completely and utterly dissociate myself from the church that I loved so much." — Full Post: I'm Out, Dare to Tell Day 8 at The Story Coach with Lisa Bloom http://story-coach.com/im-out-day-8/
"Thanks so much Lisa. You are very insightful and a pleasure to talk with. I also tell my story in an interview with Ann White at http://creatingcalmwithinchaos.com/summer-series-creating-calms-global-conversations/." —Kimberly Burnham, Transformational author at Amazon Kindle Books, October 15, 2012.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the interview. Great job, Kimberly!" — Stephanie Mullani, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, October 16, 2012.
"How wonderful you and Lisa connected and are now part of my "Israel" and "multicultural" tribe. We continue to give voice to our stories beyond Pebbles in the Pond. Kimberly has a fascinating story to share with the world as exhibited in her amazing story in Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time." —Dorit Sasson, Giving a Voice to the Voiceless, www.GivingVoicetoVoicelessBook.com, October 15, 2012.
"I'm glad you faced your fears and spoke out for your yourself and others who did not have the strength to do so."— Doreen G. Fulton, CEO & Founder at Believe In A Ray Of Hope
Thanks for your comment Doreen, Kimberly story really is inspiring...—Story Coach, October 16, 2012.
"You did a difficult, but important and courageous thing. Stepping into the light of your truth is not always an easy process. When one person steps up into their truth, it empowers others in both seen and unseen ways. Namaste!" — Stephanie Mullani • Minneapolis College of Art and Design, October 16, 2012.
"That's so true Stephanie, thanks." — Lisa Bloom • CEO & Founder at Story Coach, October 16, 2012 at 2:32pm
"Thanks Stephanie Mullani. There is a quote: "A strong person stands up for themselves, a stronger person stands up for others." I am standing up for myself and saying, "This is who I am," in the hopes that others will also be empowered to stand against hate and bigotry, wherever it is found." — Kimberly Burnham • Transformational author at Amazon Kindle Books, October 16, 2012
"Wow, powerful words. I can relate SO much to your story (having grown up Mormon and left the church in college). Thank you for sharing this." —Stephanie Watanabe
"Thanks Stephanie. Part of my awakening to the value of diversity and inclusiveness was while I was serving a mission for the Mormon church in Tokyo Japan before returning to Brigham young University and falling in love with a woman." —Kimberly Burnham Transformational author at Amazon Kindle Books. October 16, 2012
A Trio of Poems from the book, Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open by Kimberly Burnham at The Wrong Bathroom Blog with Alex https://thewrongbathroom.wordpress.com/tag/kimberley-burnham/
Squinting Against the Light
The First Coming Out
Comments on poetry from Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open
"Beautiful poignant words spoken with softness and a little heartbreak in there too. Thank you for sharing your experience and for having the courage to venture out again." Peace and blessings. Michele D'Acostasaid (May 19, 2013)
"I am familiar with the culture you describe and the resigned heartbreak that it seems to expect and almost embrace in those who bravely say “I am gay.” They don’t know what to do with someone who isn’t seeing themselves as broken, gone astray or in need of ‘fixing’. You sound honest, open and progressive, all qualities that, though taught and promoted heavily here (I am in Utah) seem to be lesser applied when they may create a situation of going against the grain or open one to the scrutiny of others- appearances matter so much to some that I feel legit ‘do unto others’ and ‘love thy brother’ teachings go completely by the wayside. Best wishes to you, I salute your courage and am enjoying your blog." Lane (June 11, 2013).
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I am looking for guest blog opportunities and a position as poet-in-residence. My current project is writing dictionary poems using words in different languages for the English word "peace." You can read some of my poems on Poemhunter .
As poet-in-residence I would write poems on different words in different languages and broadcast them throughout the social media blogosphere. Each poem would link back to your site where the word or language appeared.
I would expect some sort of stipend and a six month to one year placement. Please contact me for details if your organization is interested in having a poet-in-residence to help get your message out. Nervewhisperer@gmial.com
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