Coming Out. (On facebook)
I have never been so hurt in my life as I was yesterday. Hard to believe, but it happened. For those of you who didn’t catch the drift. I like girls. I never said anything, but I’ve known for a long time. I think a big part of my depression was the fact I struggled with the idea. I grew up in a way that made me ashamed and hateful of that part of me - because I was different and because I was told it was wrong. I could never accept myself, because I thought the people I loved most would never accept me. I’ve grown so much since then. I am no longer ashamed of any part of me. I am who I am. You don’t have to support it, you don’t even have to agree with it. But you don’t have to make me feel like I am less than you or anyone else for the way I live my life. I didn’t choose my sexual orientation. I didn’t choose to be something that would cause people I loved the most to turn their backs on me. And I won’t apologize either. I have finally been able to accept myself and present myself fully as the woman I am. You have your opinions and thoughts and your way of thinking. Some won’t care and some will. I am not calling you hateful for not agreeing with my sexual orientation, but I’m not hurting anyone and it’s not your life - so don’t judge me for how I live mine. I don’t judge you for how you live yours. I am who I am. And I have finally learned to love myself, and through that, I’ve learned how to accept love in return. I’m happy. And I won’t let anyone, even the person I thought I was the closest too, take that away from me.