At age thirty-two, Davis felt trapped in a life that she had been told was the right path for her: a husband, two children, and a townhouse in the suburbs. She felt that there was no way for her to reconcile her faith and her sexuality, so she made the decision to raise her children and then take her own life. However, the love and acceptance of her children led her to choose a different path and to embrace her true self.
In “Worthy,” Davis shares her story of navigating the complexities of family, religion, and personal identity. Her memoir sheds light on the tragedy of exclusion and intolerance, and shows that it takes courage and fortitude to change one’s beliefs and live an authentic life, but the rewards are immense.
Chris Davis is a life-long devout Mormon who left her family and her church in 2020 to fulfill her own personal destiny as a gay woman and independent thinker. Her other works include contributing an essay about her experience of being queer in the LDS church in an anthology called I Spoke to You with Silence, published in 2022 by the University of Utah Press. She currently lives happily in Maine.
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