It speaks to the essence of what the show has tried to say all these years: that you are not the product of your circumstances. You are a composite of all the things you believe, and all the places you believe you can go. Your past does not define you. You can step out of your history and create a new day for yourself. Even if the entire culture is saying, ‘You can’t.’ Even if every single possible bad thing that can happen to you does. You can keep going forward.
Your willingness to be truthful about who you really are opens up enormous possibilities.
Authenticity means to be the author of your own life. Many of us are telling stories that have been given to us rather than our own stories.