when to repent.by Casey David Photography
ABOUT THE ART
"you're going to hell."
I'm gay. It's not a secret. Today I happened to catch Michelle Bachman, a very conservative Republican who is running for president, on the television at my mom's house. Michelle is one of those people who strongly believes in praying the gay away and sending gay people to camps where they can be "healed."
These ideas reminded me of those who believe that they or people they know can be changed and that being gay is a choice. Unfortunately, I know people like this. I really hate to get political here, but it's something that really began to bug me going into this self-portrait shoot. I wanted to do something that reflected the needs of those people who wish to repent for their "sin" of homosexuality. No matter how hard you wish and pray, you're always going to be fighting yourself and holding onto your true identity.
I feel like we all just need to love ourselves and each other. Be who you're meant to be and never change. Every single one of you is beautiful and you're going to change the world in some way. Never, ever stop dreaming. And if you ever need someone to listen or talk to, I'm willing and able to listen and give advice. My door is always open.