Shannon Hames

Shannon Hames: Saying goodbye to a warrior

Most people have at least one huge fear. A quick Facebook poll of friends yielded fears such as clowns, reptiles, tornadoes, drowning, suffocating, arachnids, failure, heights, loneliness, unemployment, plane c...
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Shannon Hames: Loyalty and letting go

When you hear the word “loyalty”, what comes to your mind? The reason I’m asking is because it’s one of those topics that seem to be surfacing in every corner of my world lately. I always try to pay attention w...
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Shannon Hames: Connecting to the LGBT community

When I came out at age 38, I didn’t know a single gay person. I had lived my life in an evangelical bubble and my life was largely made up of church members. It was a scary prospect to get out there and start t...

Metro Atlanta Living: West End attracts millennials

West End is a name that, in the past, would put many homebuyers off because of its past reputation for crime, unemployment and plummeting property values. Today, West End is enjoying some of the fruit of the la...

Belinda Carlisle returns ‘center stage’ in ATL

In the ’80s, she fronted the all-female pop group The Go-Go’s. She had a successful solo career, posed for Playboy, became a vegan, got sober, married a politician, had a gay son, moved to France, started pract...

Shannon Hames: Because Oprah said so

Back in my closeted days, I was a stay-at-home mom steeped in a fundamental evangelical culture. I was training to become a Biblical counselor to find out what a Biblical counselor would tell me to do to cure m...