“When I first began trying to be myself, I at times felt trapped by my feelings. I thought that I was stuck with feelings I had, that I couldnâ€™t change them, and shouldn’t try to even if I could. I saw many negative feelings inside me that I didnâ€™t want, and yet I felt that I must express them if I were going to be myself.
Since then I have realized that my feelings do change and that I can have a hand in changing them. They change simply by my becoming aware of them. When I acknowledge my feelings they become more positive. And they change when I express them.”