Essay in Psychology Today: "How I Wrote My Way Out of the Closet"

I have a new essay up at Psychology Today called "How I Wrote My Way Out of the Closet." I think the title speaks for itself. I hope you enjoy it:
The conversation was one of the hardest of my life and didn’t go the way I’d written it, but somehow, seeing the words on the page was comforting—they were solid, firm, ready to back me up should I waver. I had written them, and they could never be erased.
To read more, go here. Thanks to editor Jennifer Haput for believing in my work!