Silas Musick is Living His Truth—and Wants to Help You Live Yours
FOR O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE, APRIL 2018 PRINT ISSUE
Sarah Musick spent the first 18 years of her life as the dutiful, overachieving daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor in small-town Virginia. Then she went to college and fell in love-with another woman. After graduating, she spent six intensive months at Colorado's Focus on the Family Institute , trying to pray away her "dirty thoughts" about women. It didn't work. Four years later, guilt and shame led her to try to hang herself, then swallow handfuls of pills washed down with tequila.
Following much soul-searching, today Sarah is Silas—proudly and publicly chronicling his transition from female to male. An activist against conversion therapy for people under 18, the happily married father of two has dedicated himself to personal truth and authenticity, inspiring others to own their journey by remaining radically open about his.
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