And I strongly recommend you do read the whole article. I’m on my third read, lol.
I’m just so happy for David, and so very proud of him. I mean, it was difficult to read about his struggles and what they almost cost him, but I was so moved by his powerful words.
I was also deeply moved by his courage in so openly sharing his journey. By sharing what he’s been going through since coming out last July … IN REAL TIME!!! … he’s literally saving lives… including his own. And I couldn’t be more grateful for that.
So please do read the article, or re-read it, and if you feel like sharing your thoughts in the comments, I’d love to hear them!!!
It’s hard to pick a favourite part because there’s just so much of this article I found heart-wrenching, but if I had to pick, it would be this:
“I’ve allowed myself to love myself for everything I am, to not be conditioned to shame myself — and to be not ashamed of who I am feels wonderful,” he says, “because I didn’t think it was ever okay to love myself.”
Bravo, David, bravissimo!!! I could not be happier he’s learning to love his entire authentic self… he’s always been so hard on himself, I truly never thought I’d see the day.
You go, David!!! We are all here, leaping to our feet, giving you the biggest Standing O ever!!!
Bringing over some comments about the article from the end of the last comment thread:
From the lovely and amazing Kizzi:
In March 2008, I was gobsmacked by David’s artistry. 14 years later that only intensified. He is geniunely courageous, inspirational and staunchly true to himself. He’s faced such huge barriers both internal and external, and, amazingly has shared that journey with the world. His poignant emotional vulnerability pleated with his superhero-esque physical and mental strength is breathtaking to behold.
It is a true privilege and delight to have been an observer and attendant of his journey to date.
He is choosing his path and destiny. The only boundaries will be those that he chooses.
It’s “Just David” anytime and all the time.
Love, hugs and kisses to all at SAz. 😊😘❤️❤️❤️
From Another Occasional Lurker:
David’s Instagram comment section is on fire regarding his new People interview.
For a shy guy David is letting go with a tsunami of personal information.