Everyone wants me to be invisible, to never have a controversial opinion, and to never show any weaknesses. All I want to do is be authentic, transparent, and open. How do I find a safe outlet for my authenticity, or should I just bury it out of respect for my loved ones? I feel angry at being quieted and ashamed that the authentic me is apparently not valid enough to show publicly. Just feeling kind of lost . . .
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