There are reasons I am the way I am.

I’ve been through things you know nothing about.

I’ve felt feelings you’ve never felt.

I’ve thought thoughts you’ve never thought.

My upbringing and experiences are uniquely mine. They’ve shaped me, molded me, and formed me.

This is me. This is my life. This is my journey. I don’t expect you to understand me. I don’t expect you to understand it.

Take me as I am. Leave me as I am. Because I am who I am.