Who am I? It’s a simple question. Yet most of my life the answer was incredibly elusive. So many elements of our experience blend together to ultimately create our core identity. As these pieces of me emerged, I found myself hiding them behind masks; masks intended to make me look exactly like everyone around me wanted me to look. It wasn’t until the strain of hiding pushed me to the edge that I began to peek at myself from behind the masks, to realize I am not responsible for the thoughts and opinions others hold of me. It was then the masks began to shatter. “Shattering Masks” is the story of how I came to reconcile my faith in God with living a genuine, authentic life.