Episode 23: The Story of Be Free (Big Updates!)

September 5, 2017

How did this BE FREE thing come about? More importantly, WHY did it come about. How can you get involvled? COME TO THE BE FREE BIRTHDAY PARTY ON SEPTEMBER 22ND 2017 at MANTRA COFFEE COMPANY IN Azusa, CA! Live music, Be Free People, Be Free Stuff, Coffee, Treats, etc. 

We'll see you there!

Peace n Freedom,



Episode 22: Our New President

November 11, 2016

It's been a while since I've cried while recording a Podcast. I love you all. Let's never stop dreaming. Let's believe that our God is good and he is faithful too.

Ecclesiastes 4:12

Peace and Freedom everyone



Episode 21: I Am Not Free

October 27, 2016

I am so afraid to post this Podcast and to take this next step in the BE FREE journey, but it has become so apparent that this is what needs to happen. 

In order to make all of the BE FREE dreams come true (including continuing the podcast, the youtube channel, the documentary, the parties, the conferences, the books), we need more time. And in order to have more time, we need more funds. 

Please give this episode a listen if you would like to know why this is the important next step in the BE FREE journey, and if you would like to learn more, head on over to the following link:

Peace and Freedom Everybody :)

Episode 20: How to Love (Part 1) Start With Yourself

October 11, 2016

Today we begin a series entitled "How to Love" and I can't think of a better day to start this series than today BECAUSE it is National Coming Out Day! To me, this day is all about love. Loving yourself and loving others JUST as they are and JUST as YOU are!

The first part of this series is about starting with yourself because you can't love anyone else if you don't love yourself. We go through a few important ideas to think about when you start with yourself and they are as follows:

- In order to love others, you need to love yourself.
- Love is an action- including when it comes to loving yourself.
- Choosing inspiration over jealousy
- Don't believe the lies that say you aren't worth love
- Identify the people in your life who know what love is.
- Accept the Grace that is offered to you constantly - and give it to yourself too :)

Thank you guys for listening, happy national coming out day, and I wish you all peace and freedom :)

Episode 19: BE FREE PARTY Recap!

September 29, 2016

The BE FREE Party happened on Friday, September 23rd 2016 and let's just say IT CANNOT be the last one!! SO Many people came together to turn the night into a place of creativity, community, hope, love, and Freedom! We got to sing songs, see art, take photos in a photobooth, and find a place of solidarity and freedom with each other.

The first half of this Episode is my own thoughts on the evening and what I think it was the beginning of (MORE PARTIES around the US?!), and the second half is a recording of Brittany Barron talking and then myself talking AND THEN all of us singing a song together about Freedom.

If you missed the party, or you went and you want a chance to relive it,  you can listen here or you can also watch the video of the song at https://youtu.be/l4drovZpjfc. 

THANK YOU for making this evening possible by the freedom you all give me. Thank you for the countless people who find freedom because of your boldness to dive into the stories of others and discover new ways of loving. Let's have some more parties yeah?

Peace and Freedom y'all :)

Episode 18: The Making of SPLIT

September 21, 2016
Three years after I typed the first words of the SPLIT story, I published the first Podcast. But as I finished writing, recording, and editing the SPLIT Podcast, it was so fun to realize that the making of this Podcast was a story in it of itself.

This episode is the story of how the SPLIT Podcast came to be. I hope you learn more about the story you are in right now, and I hope that brings about more hope for you :)

Peace and Freedom y'all! See you on Friday, Sept 23rd at Mantra Coffee Company for the Be Free Party!

Episode 17: The Brides

August 29, 2016

This is the FINAL episode of the SPLIT Story, but not the end of the Podcast. Next week, this podcast will change names from SPLIT to BE FREE- and I couldn't be more pumped about it. Thank you for listening to this story and sharing it out with your friends. The beginning of this episode is about STORY, the BE FREE PARTY (September 23rd, 7pm, Mantra Coffee Company) and the future of this movement. The BE FREE shirts are on their way to me, and you can order yours at befreestories.com (BE FREE means you are a safe person to come out to!) I love you guys, thank you for listening, and I can't wait to see you all at the Be Free Party. 

Story Concepts I got from Donald Miller's "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years"

SPLIT Story Podcast scored by Corey Nicoles Martin
Edited by Jackie Tackaberry and Sarah Lochelt
Artwork by Leslie Terada

Peace & Freedom friends <3

Episode 16: Hope is on the Horizon

August 22, 2016

Kyle wrote me a letter about the story of our friendship. I read the letter out loud with him sitting by me, so that I could crash into him every time I came to a section I couldn't bear. Once again, he held me, and he cried with me.

And then, when I finished the letter, I knew I had to do something that I could have never done before. 


Come join us on September 23rd at 7PM at Mantra Coffee Company in Azusa, CA for a night of music, art, storytelling, and freedom. The BE FREE Party is the launch of the BE FREE initiative (BE FREE means you are a safe person to come out to). There are already so many of you that have RSVP'd and I can't wait to see you all and celebrate with you there!!

Peace and freedom y'all :)

Episode 15: A Place of Freedom

August 15, 2016

This episode documents the first time I ever recorded my own story for someone else to read. Kyle asked me to write down everything that happened between us, and I don’t think there is anything more beneficial that I could have done after everything happened (If you haven’t tried this, I highly recommened WRITING down your own story – you may find that there is more there than you think, and you may begin to make some new connections between seemingly random experiences in your past).

Also, there are a ton of announcements in the beginning of this episode about the Be Free Party!! I’m so excited to begin unveiling what the evening will look like by telling you some of the incredible artists that will be joining us!

Peace and Freedom my friends!


Episode 14: SB1146

August 8, 2016

To be honest, this is me trying something new. This is me giving a free flow of thought, conversation, and story (which I believe is the answer). I hope it helps to bring about reconciliation and grace.

Peace and Freedom friends.