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The Human Aspect of Alessio

In search of love and acceptance, I ended up lost in my destructive patterns. Growing up I was bullied for being different and for being closer to girls, and the older I got the more I couldn’t pretend anymore and I just had to move away. In my new city I found a gay community that helped me explore my sexuality, but with my suppressed emotions and need for love leading the way my actions quickly turned more and more destructive. Eventually, I ended up feeling lonelier and less loved even though I felt accepted.

  • Sexuality
  • Self image

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