Thanks for linking that. I had seen it but not read it, for some reason, but I just did and am glad for it. This phrase really stood out, “writing so confessionally about something I knew others expected me to keep in the dark felt enormously freeing. We conceptualize vulnerability as making the subject defenseless, more susceptible to pain. To me, my vulnerability felt like strength, of owning who I was and not being ashamed about any of it.” I still feel some vulnerability even though my identity is hidden, but I do also feel that strength that comes from publicly owning who I am.

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