Tisha Alyn Abrea
This is me letting go.
This is me being me.
Most of all, This is me at true peace and happiness. ❤️ It has taken many deep thoughts, many restless nights, many tears, and much experience to get to this point. You see... Coming out is never easy. And many times I have asked myself, is this even necessary? But every time, my heart and my gut has answered YES. Why? Because although it is way more accepted, there is still much hate surrounding this. And we are not to the point yet where “coming out” does not exist. Also, Because I want to live authentically and never feel I have to hide a part of me that I am proud of. And lastly, because in my hardest of times not only were my friends and family there to help me find myself, but it was other people's SHARED experiences that kept me looking up when I thought no one would understand. .
Going against the grain in terms of cultural norms, tradition, religion, family or what have you is a difficult challenge. Not to mention being raised in a sport where being conservative is the precedent. Believe me, I’ve heard it all and felt ALL the feels. But having a strong support system, which for me are my closest friends, siblings, manager, sponsors, and of course, my Mom - have helped me get through everything. At the end of the day, #loveislove and those who love you will stick around.
For those who follow me, you know how much I preach about having fun. And how much I preach about loving life and being happy! This is all a part of that journey for me. I feel so strongly about this, I felt it was time to share. So I hope you all continue to follow along with me. ❤️ .
To say it has been a rollercoaster the past couple of years, is a complete understatement. If I could have shown this message to myself 2 years ago, it could have been life changing. But recognizing how far I’ve come, even to be able to type these words, is enough for me. ❤️ So - Cheers to overcoming fear. Cheers to letting go. Cheers to acceptance and self love. And cheers to #pride month! 🏳️🌈 Lets keep spreading the love!
This is me. #alyn #allinlove #loveislove