Sarah Hamilton earns perfect grades, she has the right set of friends and she wears the right clothes. She’s a golden child, the apple of her parents’ eye.
I walk through that life—her life—every day, but it’s like I’m watching from some perch on a tree outside the window. I’m always searching for something: some feeling, some connection, some person. I don’t know who or what it is. All I know is that I don’t belong.
I’ve known it all my life.
So when I finally discover what I’ve always known in my heart to be true, the words hit with the force of a freight train, leave me hollowed out and numb.
But those words? They also set me free.
*Intended for the 18 and over crowd due to mature language and sexual content.