I had to live a lie. Lie to friends, lie to family members. I couldn’t do it anymore. I had to start all over again, so I left everything and came to Canada. When I first got here, I stayed with friends of friends from my country. I had to hide that part of me when I was with them. They’re from my community and they made comments that were insensitive and judgemental. I couldn’t speak up because then they would target me. I had to keep my secret until I was on my own.