I’m Nathanial Totten – some of my friends call me Tots, but I’ve tried to salvage what little bit of professionalism I have in the form of a three syllable name. I’m living in Lynchburg, Virginia, completing my undergraduate degree in music and worship studies at Liberty University. I grew up in a conservative, evangelical family in a farming town in Michigan – yet, as fate would have it, I’m gay.
After a year of asking questions, undergoing a deconstruction of my faith, and losing everything I thought was secure, I’m writing about my experiences and thoughts from my weird little perspective. I’m caught between seemingly opposed realities, trying to make things better for LGBTQ people like myself in spaces where they may not be welcomed.