Craigslist Confessional

Since 2014, writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories. Each story is written as it was told to her. By listening, she hopes to bear witness to her subjects’ lives, providing them with an outlet, a judgment-free ear, and catharsis. By sharing them with you, she hopes to facilitate understanding of issues that are seldom discussed, at the risk of fear, stigma, and ostracism.

Most Recent


“I was Mormon. I am gay.”

Two men, both wearing signs that read "he's the groom", hold hands shortly after midnight after getting a civil union when Colorado's civil union law went into effect in Denver May 1, 2013. Colorado joined eight states that recognize civil unions or domestic partnerships in lieu of gay marriage, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

This story is part of a series called Craigslist Confessional. Writer Helena Bala started meeting people via Craigslist in 2014 and has been documenting their…

home our picks popular latest obsessions search