Marissa Burgess

MARISSA BURGESS {[email protected]} recently graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a minor in religious studies. Born and raised in Utah County, she currently lives with her husband, Emmett, and their pet axolotl.

Ace of Saints

Articles/Essays – Volume 53, No. 2

Dialogue 53.2 (Summer 2020): 108–123
I felt free. I felt empowered. I might fall in love and get married, or
I might not. Either way would be fine. I didn’t need to have the same
life path as all of my friends and family. I realized that I am the way I
am, and I couldn’t change it. I needed to respect it. I had to listen to
myself, and not to everyone around me, including Church leaders. I
had to follow my heart and do what makes me happy, and it would all
get figured out in the end.

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