My parent(s) wanted me to find the truth. I grew up viewing the world through a filter which kept me from seeing the reality of my own identity. I am a trans person, I’m queer, I’m a drag queen, and I’m a traitor to the life my parents decided was right for me. So I decided to try and find my own journey: to pursue a life where I can be free, feel love, and know happiness without the looming threat of ‘eternal damnation’. I wanted to move to NYC in March 2020 to chase that dream in a way, but when COVID-19 hit I decided I should stay in Texas a while longer until it’s safer to travel.Even though my aspirations may be deferred, I know in my bones that this is not forever. I know who I am and what I deserve, and that’s the truth.