Whoever said the truth will set you free is lying.
I know what they say about me.
I’ve heard the whispers behind my back.
They’ve even said the nasty words to my face.
But they don’t know the whole story.
No one does. I make sure of it.
It’s easier to let them believe that.
Slut shaming has nothing on the truth.
So what if they all say those things?
So what if they all believe it to be true?
So what if the one guy I want to see me differently judges me too?
It is still better than any of them knowing the truth. Because . . .
The truth won’t set me free. It will destroy me.