She got really honest. Mariah Brown opened up on Instagram about her sexuality, in the context of a piece about yoga and how it’s helped her find herself that she shared on June 21. “This practice helped me with embodiment,” the 23-year-old Sister Wives star began her post. “It helped me find that deep [and] beautiful part of myself, a part so deeply me [and] queer all at the same time, that I couldn’t help but feel embodied in that.”

She continued, “I discovered this practice at the same time that I started to discover myself — my queerness, a journey that I am still on. But I think that’s why it’s called a practice. My yoga is a practice // my queerness is a practice. I know what I’m saying doesn’t make a lot of sense to a lot of you. But it’s a story that I need to tell. Many people — many queer people — are told to get out of their bodies, that what they experience isn’t real or worthy. Our experience is so often erased. In fact, I’ve even tried erasing it from myself.”

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this practice helped me with embodiment. it helped me find that deep & beautiful part of myself, a part so deeply me & queer all at the same time, that i couldn’t help but feel embodied in that — on my mat, in my body, in a hot and humid room full of strangers that feel like friends, and sweat that feels like tears. i discovered this practice at the same time that i started to discover myself — my queerness, a journey that i am still on. but i think that’s why it’s called a practice. my yoga is a practice // my queerness is a practice. . I know what I’m saying doesn’t make a lot of sense to a lot of you. but it’s a a story that i need to tell. many people – many queer people – are told to get out of their bodies, that what they experience isn’t real or worthy. our experience is so often erased. in fact, I’ve even tried erasing it from myself. but that doesn’t help anyone. so I’m going to continue to post about queer identity — I’m going to continue to say things that don’t make sense to a lot of people, but maybe to the right person, it makes all the sense and gives them permission to be themselves . . I’ve turned commenting off because I don’t want to mess with erasure of queer identity anymore. but I want to have these conversations. so please message me if anything I’m saying resonates with you at all, these conversations are important and i want them to be had. #pride #internationaldayofyoga #queeridentity #embodiment #yogawithmariah

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“But that doesn’t help anyone,” Mariah added. ‘So I’m going to continue to post about queer identity — I’m going to continue to say things that don’t make sense to a lot of people, but maybe to the right person, it makes all the sense and gives them permission to be themselves.”

The reality TV star and daughter of Kody and Meri Brown noted she had turned off commenting for the post, “Because I don’t want to mess with erasure of queer identity anymore. But I want to have these conversations … these conversations are important and I want them to be had.”

Mariah came out as gay during a January 2017 episode of the TLC reality series. The reveal seemed to shock her mother at the time, but she’s since come around. The Chicago-based student is now engaged to her fiancée, Audrey Kriss, and seems happier than ever. We’re happy for her that she now feels comfortable sharing every truth about herself with the world.

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