I wrote this piece as a “coming-of-age” narrative to reflect on a dilemma that proved definitive in my life. This was a formative period of growth and change for me, where I struggled with feeling detached from the heteronormative, patriarchal social scripts that our culture so strongly encourages. It was about a leap of faith and a departure from the life-course I was on in pursuit of academic goals and a different life trajectory. It was about grappling with queer identity, and forging a new path.
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