Personal Narrative: What Makes Me Who I Am

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Coming to terms with who you are can be a daunting task. For me, accepting who I am was something I have struggled with in my life, and still struggle with today. However, this struggle has turned me into a stronger person. I have grown and learned to love myself as a result of finding my identity. This part of myself plays a large role in my life, and I feel that I wouldn’t be the person I am today without it. Growing up knowing that I was gay has presented many struggles in my life. The first time the thought crossed my mind was around sixth grade. I told one of my friends that I thought I might be bisexual, and that blew up in my face. Everyone in middle school found out, and I was bullied a lot for it. I eventually convinced everyone that I was…show more content…
In seventh grade, I tried multiple times to kill myself because I couldn’t stand the constant harassment. I had a few friends that helped me out, but after the incident in sixth grade, I had lost a lot of friends. When eighth grade came, it became very obvious to me that I was gay. I was terrified, I thought I would lose friends, family. I thought I was broken, I hated myself. I tried so many methods to ¨fix¨ myself. I prayed, I tried having a girlfriend, but nothing worked. What gave me a push in the right direction was talking to someone else who was gay and went through what I did. He told me that there was nothing wrong with me and that I was perfect the way I was. That gave me a spark of hope. I started to feel better about myself, I convinced myself that things might be alright. In freshman year, I started being more open, even

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