As I mentioned, I was born into a Christian family in northern California.
My parents were devout Catholics, but they were also open about their faith, especially when it came to politics.
At my elementary school, we had an annual “faith dance” in which we danced to music and stories from the Bible and the Old Testament, but we also had a time-honored tradition of putting on a Christian dress and singing the song “Amazing Grace” at school.
As a child, I could not fathom the idea of dancing for the good of my country, and I was not yet ready to say I was “Christian” enough to be allowed to dance for my faith.
As my father, who is also a pastor, began telling my story, I felt it was my duty to share what I had experienced as a child.
I was finally able to come to terms with the truth that, yes, I had been dancing for my country in church, but my dancing was not about the faith.
My mother, who also had been baptized as a Catholic, was the only person in the house who would ever admit that I was a “Christian.”
The only time I was asked to join a “family dance” was at church, where my sister, who was not Catholic, would sometimes accompany me.
My sister and I danced together at church on Christmas Eve for the first time, and we were very happy.
As we sat together, we prayed, “Lord, please grant us peace.”
My sister would always say that she was going to dance again the next day, and that she would do so with my brother, a devout Catholic who was also a dancer.
The next year, I joined a dance company.
After our first year of dancing, my brother became so sick that he had to be hospitalized for three weeks.
We were not allowed to go to church on Sunday because it was a holy day for Christians.
As I grew older, I also began to discover other forms of faith dancing, including religious “circles,” which were similar to the “circle of friends” I had become accustomed to when I attended church.
The circle of friends is a popular form of Christian dance because it is not tied to a specific faith, and the participants are invited to share their faith in a group setting, such as at a church dance.
But I also found it very important to find ways to share my faith with others in a non-religious setting.
In addition to my church dances, I began to learn how to perform my own, more secular “faith” songs, which were performed by friends or strangers.
In 2012, I published “Love & Faith” in a Christian magazine and began to write music for the dance group.
I had the support of my father and my sister as I pursued this musical endeavor, and in 2015 I released my first album, “Faith Dance.”
In the last two years, I have also begun to collaborate with a band that includes my brother and a friend from our youth group.
As more of my life has been immersed in faith, I’ve found that my music is more accessible to more people.
In 2017, I made the decision to sing a new version of “Love, Faith, & Freedom” for my sister.
I have always loved the songs, and they reflect my own personal journey as a Christian.
However, my sister and her husband have always wanted to sing it as well.
In 2018, I wrote a new rendition of the song for my brother that they have recorded in their studio in the Los Angeles area.
This version is much better than the original, but the lyrics are still true to my experience as a little girl dancing to “Amazing Love” in my church.
When I sing it, my sisters and I are singing the same song.
I do not think we will ever get past the “Love Song” and I do hope this version can be sung by all.
My next step is to continue to explore other forms, including a music video, which I am currently writing for the music video for “Love Dance.”
As a member of the LGBT community, I am often asked why I have never been able to publicly come out as LGBT.
In my life, I never had the opportunity to publicly tell my story and come out, and my family has always been supportive.
This has always made me feel as if I was being “protected” by my family.
But as a young woman, I always felt like I had to prove that I am “the same person” that I have ever been.
I began my journey as an atheist in high school.
It was during my senior year that I decided to become a member a nonreligious organization called The Rainbow Project, which is an organization that promotes non-violent change through dance.
The Rainbow is a nonpolitical organization that seeks to end violence against women, queer people, and people of color.
In the first year that the organization existed, I attended all of their dances