Some parts of my life were easier when I didn’t know I was Ace,
I trusted my friends more- which crashed and burned when they said anyone saying they were ace just desperately needed to get laid. My mum still wavers between ‘keep it to yourself’ and ‘you’re not sure’. I haven’t been able to look at them the same way since. I trusted them, and they proved me wrong.
But I don’t have that nagging feeling in the back of my mind, that there’s something wrong with me, that I’m flawed at a fundamental level. I don’t feel the need to pretend I have a crush so no one knows I don’t.
And that’s worth the world to me.