Love is Love: Thomas Rees and the #biggaykissin
What you are about to read is a testimonial from Thomas Rees, along with a wonderful back story which I’ve been given permission by Thomas to share with you.
“I had always been perceived as a confident person but simple things like standing up in front of work colleagues and clients to present or speak, would completely overwhelmed me. A friend asked me to do a reading at her wedding and I knew that I would find that impossible. This was when first I approached Jessica. I went into our session with an open mind and no preconceived ideas. What happened was simply amazing. I have never quite experienced anything like it before. Immediately, I felt calmer and more relaxed. She hadn’t cured me with some spell but she had enabled me to view things differently and approach moments of anxiety better equipped. Thanks to our session and the mp3’s, I was able to do the reading – Yay!! Panic over right? Wrong. Weeks later I was thrown into a global media storm after an incident while shopping in a local supermarket. I needed to do live radio and tv interviews and even a speech in front of hundreds during a demonstration. My training with Jessica was now fully put to the test. After speaking with her again and listening to more MP3’s each night, I was able to find the voice, words and strength. The last few months have been an unforeseeable roller coaster and without her support I simply wouldn’t have been able to cope. I would recommend everyone, no matter what your emotional challenges are, to spend sometime with this talented woman.” – Thomas Rees
About two months ago, I was asked to help Thom prepare for a wedding speech. Lately his nerves had been getting the better of him and he wasn’t sure if he would be able to do it. We had our wonderful session and I asked Thom to keep me updated on his progress.
Then, a couple of weeks later whilst I was on holiday I saw on social media that Thom was in the middle of an international media storm, due to an incident that had happened whilst shopping at Sainsburys, Hackney. A security guard, had shamed and humiliated Thom and his partner for holding hands in store. The story got quickly picked up on social media and the following days Thom had to go to the BBC, Channel 4, and several newpaper and radio sources to tell his story and discuss what had happened and what should happen as a result.
He was his charming and eloquent self, not someone you would ever believe would have had an issue related to speaking in public. He even had to attend a ‘Kiss-in’
#BigGayKissIn at Sainsburys and deliver a speech in front of a large group of people and the whole of the internet able to watch it live!
I am so proud of the strength and bravery he showed the world, and the importance of highlighting his message. Nothing in this world makes me happier than love. We should all have the right to love who we want. I am so proud of you Thom, keep fighting the good fight!