Living a love story when you're a teenager is touching and moving, but when it goes against the moral standards of society, it is no longer glamorous or enviable It took me a long time to be proud of it, because after all, this story has allowed me to grow, and especially to become who I am, but I have not always lived it that way. I loved that girl secretly all those years without telling anyone and I did so even against my own sexual inclinations and convictions. Silence is hard to accept when you want to tell the whole world that you're in love. So why did we hide? Maybe because I knew in my heart that it was not my destiny. It took me ten years to convince myself about it and to make her accept it. Looking back now, years later, my story is probably not unique, but at the time I thought I was alone in that world, a world of silence and lies.