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11 Responses

  1. What a revealing post. You have lovely eyes and I hope you feel someday like you don’t need to be anonymous anymore.

  2. This is such a beautiful, honest post. I read it twice and see you have come a long way. You should be very proud of yourself, but I think you are 🙂

    As for your last paragraph… yes, I have asked myself that many times, but have managed to lift part of my mask to some people in my close circle, such as some family members and some colleagues. It feels wonderful not to be judged for who I am and for them to understand why I continue to wear the mask to protect myself from those I know will judge me.

    Great post!

    Rebel xox

  3. Silverdrop says:

    Your honesty is almost overwhelming (in a good way).

  4. Molly says:

    I completely agree with you about the challenge that societies lack of understanding and acceptance of sexuality and alternative lifestyles is one of the biggest hurdles we face when being honest about who we are.


  5. jemima101 says:

    In so many ways i could have written this, i too learnt all those lies, i am fine, i am happy, i am normal. Through submission i have been freed, not only from the lies but from the need to be accepted, to proove i am ok, acceptable.

    Thank you for this beautiful post.

  6. Kazi G says:

    I suppose I am still in hiding, but I need to be. Very few people know the real me.

    ~Kazi xxx

  7. This was a great, cleansing post. It is such a leap sometimes to move forward, bare and vulnerable. Great shot and wonderful post!

  8. Saint1ess says:

    A deep post, I wish I knew more of the real people on and offline and the same for them on me. I’m sure I would like the real you but only one way to find out, more risks ftw! xx

  9. Thank you to all of you for your wonderful feedback and support. I know that I write to get all of the cobwebs out of my mind, but I also write to inspire others and hopefully make them feel something. I’m so glad that you enjoyed this 🙂

  10. You have beautiful blue eyes! And I enjoyed reading your honest and beautiful words!

  11. Your first paragraph – and a lot of the rest of your post – could have been written by me. I have been there: I was that dissembling child; I hid behind masks; I learned to be open and honest. And it was a hard journey, although one I don’t regret.

    Being anon is the right choice in these circumstances. I kept myself anon for a number of years before I felt safe to show myself, and I am aware that my circumstances are rare. I applaud your honesty in this post, and what you have shared.

    xx Dee

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