Take it one minute at a time. it'll end. one minute, two minutes, three minutes...forty minutes...sixty minutes.. 120 minutes.. but the point is, they are minutes, and after a specific number of minutes, it'll be gone. hold on for the brighter minutes.
Showing my true, real self is hard. Bullied, teased, made fun of for who you really were is hard to come from. That's why people put up walls, barriers, masks, to hide behind. They're afraid that people will do it again, just like the people before.