Sonya Deville Discusses #SpeakingOut Movement and Need for Uncomfortable Conversations

In an interview with The Mirror, Sonya Deville discussed the ongoing #SpeakingOut movement and the need for uncomfortable conversations, and also praised Finn Balor’s support of the LGBTQ+ community.

On the #SpeakingOut movement and the need for uncomfortable conversations: “When I got signed, my coming out story was on national television. It was one of those crazy, surreal moments. The last five years, from the time I came out on Tough Enough to now, has really been a learning process for me and becoming more comfortable with myself. So to know that I went through all those real scary emotions, and a lot of my fans are going through that same kind of stuff right now, and I can be sort of a positive influence or comfort to them knowing that I did it, and they can do it, it means a lot to me.”

On Finn Balor’s support of the LGBTQ+ community: “For him to use the large platform that he stands on to spread such a good message, he’s always been a good friend of mine, he’s just like one of the greatest guys I’ve ever met, and for him to use his voice as an ally is so important, it’s such a big statement.”