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Joy Freeman


Thank you for speaking to the cost of living “in the closet.”  I think on some level I got the concept of what you talked about, but never really understood the the depth of the cost until now.  It raises for me a thought/question of safety on a whole other level.  It’s just now forming so I hope I can clearly state my question.  We have touched on feeling safe in the public external space, I wonder if there is also an element of feeling safe internally with one’s self, identity and beliefs and that until that internal work for clarity and internal reconciliation is done there is also maybe an element of feeling unsafe with or with in one’s self? I’m not even sure safe with oneself is exactly the right way to state it, but it’s as close as I can come to putting the question in words at the moment.