Authenticity

“Like her male counterpart, may shut down in social situations once overloaded, but is generally better at socializing in small doses. May even give the appearance of skilled, but it is a ‘performance.'” I wear a mask so well, I forget who I am. I can make my interests your interests for a whole conversation. I will copy your mannerisms. If someone flirts with me, I flirt back automatically simply because all I know to do is mirror what’s in front of me. It is frightening and exhausting. In cosplay, I feel more like myself because the pretend play is the game. How can you know if I’m being entirely myself in a social situation? I hardly know anymore… Check to see if I’m talking about a special interest of mine. Then, it’s probably really me. 

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