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An Open Letter For Someone In The Closet

An Open Letter For Someone In The Closet


I’m guessing you’re reading this for either of two reasons, the headline intrigued you or we have one thing in common—We have not come out yet in our closet. Well, here’s a letter for you from someone in the same situation. While reading this, I want you to know that this is a safe space. Sit back, relax, and maybe listen to your favorite songs.

Stay comfy!

First of all, I want to greet you with Happy Pride! Even in the closet, I hope we get to commemorate this month because the fight is still ongoing. Although, I’m here to remind you that you are not in any way obliged to come out. I hope you’re not pressuring yourself to step a foot out just because someone tells you. Come out when you’re ready!

I understand the urge to seek freedom in living and loving. I know, most of the time you just want to be upfront because it’s heavy keeping it all inside. Those multiple attempts of impulsive confession. The subliminal messages you give as a hint of who you are. It was those moments when we wish that people around us know who we are.

Hold on to my words when I say, I see you. Even in the closets, you are, visible as the colors of the rainbow in the sky. Red as the blood you bleed while shining brightly as the yellow sun. Surround yourself with people who know what exactly you are going through or people who see you as ‘You Are’.

Heaven is a place on earth, sweetheart!

A lot of people think it’s easy for us now to be seen the way we are in this postmodern society. But it’s easy until you get loud about it. They are fine about it as long as you do not express your true self. Are we truly free? Should we just bat an eye at how society sees us?

Despite being in the closet, know that you are someone beyond your sexuality; You are someone beyond how you express yourself. And repeatedly I would always say this to anyone; soon, things will get better. Soon, you’ll live your life the way you want it to be. Soon you’ll be free.

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Needless to say, our fight for inclusivity has come a long way. Many countries have recognized the rights of people part of the LGBTQIA+ community. While in the closet, take this time to gather your courage. Know when it’s safe to come out. It’s heartbreaking to read that though we need to be heedful of the consequences. I hope we get to the point in our society where the younger generations do not have to come out and we can love someone without a second doubt.

See you outside!

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