EPISODE 011: There is Power in Being Public: Lysia Nieves

We've always wanted Losing Our Religion to be a hilarious and candid look at religion and culture, where I, a former American pastor has drinks with former religious freaks, and others I used to shun.  Like Gays, Anarchists, Queers, Atheists, Transsexuals, Punk Rockers, and the rest of us that are considered rejects on this island of misfit toys.  This episode is finally getting to that goal.  Misfits UNITE!


Much of the heart behind Losing Our Religion has been to highlight how much we can learn from those that are different than us.  If you had asked me ten years ago to sit down with a feminist, bisexual, New Yorker.  I would have arrogantly laughed, said no thanks, and ran back to my role as an evangelical, charismatic, mega-dick.

But as my personal suffering grew, and my knowledge of the life and teachings of Jesus grew, my Christianity began to crumble, and my walls began to lower.  Then my eyes began to open, and the beauty of creation and humanity began to expand.  We're all just misfits on this universal island called Earth.

Lysia is a woman who lives on Planet Earth.  A recent transplant from Brooklyn, she enjoys bringing this up early and often in conversations, while making sweeping generalizations about how different NYC is than Seattle.  She was a theatre (spelling intentional) major in a past life but quickly realized that things like food and rent money were pretty important.  So she grew up and has been working in technology for the last 15 years.

She likes whiskey and cigarettes and cussin.  She doesn't like kids, organized religion, or vanilla ice cream.  Former partners have said that she has a long history of strong opinions.  If you think this sounds like a dating site profile, she would love to meet you.


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