SHAME / DOUBT
I did something wrong / I am something wrong
I met with Pam over coffee one afternoon. She works at a local church, and we had many things to talk about and share with each other. I found her equal investment in faith and doubt to be encouraging because I also look at the world in/ with doubt - and not because I don’t trust the world, but because without doubt, one can not begin to learn how to trust; and how to be authentic. We also talked about the difference/paradox between shame & guilt - and how habits of shame & guilt continue to condition the space for modern queer identities.