What a frustrating journey it’s been for you. Being the oppressed minority in any form is cruel and unfair. If anything, your rarity should have caused your critics to applaud and learn from you. How pathetic that artists of one of the most expressive and unbiased art-forms were so biased toward you. Your passion and knowledge of yourself is stronger than all that crap. You commendably stuck to what you knew was right and didn’t give them the power to hold you back. Keep causing ripples — you’re doing great!