My native language is Portuguese, but I find I’m more emotionally fluent in English. I think it has something to do with it being a second language. Expressing yourself in a second language breaks barriers your native language might have raised. For me, writing or speaking in another language makes me feel a degree removed from myself, which means I can say anything, especially things I would usually hold back in my native language— almost like an actor playing a part. Does that make any sense? I hope so.

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