You’ve Brought Out the Color in Me

Dear Prince,

I don't know what a confession looks like. I don't know the best words to use. What I do know, however, is that I love you, and more than the just brotherly, sports-teammate way. You are my highschool crush.


I knew I was falling for you the very first time we met, I just never wanted to admit it. It was so unlike the ‘normal’. I know men don’t love men but even though that moment was years ago, the sensations I felt then and the realizations I had at the time are just as fresh for me today, because you've continued to remind and inspire me that I am valid even if I like men.


I once wished I was the princess to your Prince Charming but I am not. This change, it’s scary. For all my life I thought I’ve known I am straight as a line, but it turns out that the line is a curvy one instead. If there's anything colorful in me, if there's anything wonderful, it's because you inspired it, and you helped me realise that the world is a rainbow. You've truly helped me to realise the person I am today.


I am gay, and I accept this change in myself. I am proud of making it out alive from the cobwebs of the daunting closet.


PS. If you feel the same way, will you go out to prom with me?


Yours,

Bestie


Author: Anubhi Srivastava

Editor: Ananya Chaure



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