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The Courage to Identify

May 25 2023 • 48 mins

The reward to finding who you are and living your full self is freedom, but the consequence to making that decision to live in freedom is being isolated by those who don’t get your why. In this episode of "The Courage to Identify" Podcast we speak with April and Beecher, who promised to marry before God and family only to go through an intense roller coaster of identity issues. Both chose to stay in the marriage and deal with each other's insecurities, only to find freedom and advocate that freedom for others.

Listen now to Season Three of "The Courage to Identify" Podcast as it challenges you to find your freedom of self and deal with issues of self worth, sexual assault, strict conservative rules, hate from religious people, loneliness and desperation. When scripture is used to isolate and hurt instead of uniting and being kind, how do you navigate that? Find the tools to navigate hate that Christians propagate in Episode 2.

My guests in this episode are April and Beecher. April Ajoy is a content creator who uses humor to shine light on the harmful, toxic and sometimes just weird traits of American Christianity. As a preacher's kid, she was deep in conservative evangelicalism. Still a Christian, she now identifies as a "recovering conservative" and is navigating through her own faith deconstruction journey through a comedic lens on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter. Her content has been featured on Buzzfeed, CNN, The Young Turks, Newsweek and more. She co-hosts the Evangelicalish podcast where she weekly dives into the good, the bad and the ugly of Christian Nationalism and evangelicalism. She has been married to her partner, Beecher, for 8 years and they have two daughters together. Beecher Reuning (they/them) is a non-binary filmmaker and professor living in East Tennessee with their wife and two children. They have a passion for creating films that deconstruct oppressive gender and sociological norms, often infusing their work with high-concept humor. April and Beecher also released podcast series called The Non-Binary Marriage that shares their journey of accepting Beecher's gender identity as non-binary.

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