Do you like to wear short skirts as much as you like to play chess? Do you like to dress conservatively and dance outrageously? Do you like to don the attire of one group and join the members of another? Do it. Know that you will be judged for it. And do it anyway.
You don't have to be who you dress and you don't have to date or have the kind of relationships that your style—or even lack there of—prescribes. You can look suburban and have an open relationship and you can dress edgily and be the model of monogamy. Whatever your thing, there are others like you, trust me.
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We don't have to let the image we project—or the images others project onto us—keep us from our own happiness and desires. The truth is, we can't expect people not to judge us. But we certainly can allow ourselves to surprise people—maybe even enough that they too will choose to live outside their own closet.