My initial reaction to Justin Hall is amazement at his candor. I can’t imagine recounting the story of an intimate relationship in such a public and permanent setting. I can see how such openness, paired with his seemingly matter-of-fact way of communicating, could wear thin on another person. What I admire about Hall is he seems to know this, and he seems to own it.
More, what I find unique about Hall is the way in which he has chronicled his life story. So many people post similar information about themselves on social media, but it doesn’t seem to constitute much of a fiction, much of a personal narrative. Hall simply is publishing information akin to what a lot of other people publish, but when he does it, he does it with a purpose. His work and commitment is even more impressive considering he has been doing this since 1991.