Five years ago, I told my therapist for that first time that I might like girls. Five years ago, I started to feel anxiety and fear surrounding this realization. Five years ago, I started to feel the need to be someone I wasn’t. It’s been five years on a journey of acceptance.
If you had asked me five years ago if I thought that I would ever be able to fully be who I am, my answer most likely would have been no. But, here I am today. I am fully embracing who I am, and feeling the happiest I’ve ever been. These past few months have been filled with such joy and liberation for me, because I have been able to live as my true self. Thank you to everyone who has made them so beautiful.
Today, I am unafraid, I am authentic, and I am alive.
Today, I am me

Love,

Maggie Nealon