“Just be yourself.”
But what happens when you’ve been told for most of your life that who you are isn’t something to be proud of? That your identity is invalid and something to sweep under the rug? Be yourself, but not that.
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”