What I’m about to tell you has taken me a few weeks to write and a few months to process, but 17 years to acknowledge and accept.
All I want from you, as a friend, relative or stranger, is for you to take this seriously. Please try to observe and set aside any judgements that may arise, and just listen. This is hard and scary for me to talk about and I really appreciate your attention and compassion.
I’m sure to some people what I’m about to say has always been obvious but to others, it may be a bit of a shock. I expect some people may feel that I’m making a big deal out of something trivial, or even that I’m being over-dramatic or self-indulgent.. but to me, this is a big deal. This is my life and my identity. It’s something that I’ve been hiding from for…
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