Name: Susannah Morris
Hometown: Greenville, SC
I am a Christian. I am a young woman. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am an aunt. I am a friend. I am a student. I am a straight ally. I am an Equality Rider. Most fundamentally, I am a child of God.
I’m a sophomore at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Participating in the Equality Ride definitely wasn’t part of my plan for my college experience—until I realized while studying for midterms this year that I’d lost sight of my vocation as I puttered from day to day. I wasn’t fully living the life that God was inviting me to live.
The journey of the Equality Ride challenges me to both seek justice for my LGBTQI sisters and brothers and to discover the life that God has put inside of me. I ride in honor of the first gay Christian I met, a dear friend and mentor, whose love, courage, and ministry have inspired me to proclaim the Gospel in this way. As I go, I hold in my heart the words of the prophet Micah: “What does the Lord require of you, but to seek justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” On this journey and through the rest of my life, I pray I will find a way to live more justly, love more fully, and walk always in awe of God’s work in the world.
Susannah has been sponsored a total amount of $.