"I am able now to laugh when I am taunted by those demons-my childish beasts. If my grandfather was here, he would tell me that if I had enough guts to get where I am, I should have enough guts to tell anybody to go to hell if they were unwilling to see me for who I am. My grandmother would have said that I already know who I am and that I am the only person who needs to know. And my father, I hope, would have been proud of me and sorry that he would not be able to help me stay the course. But I know they are all here - in me - and that all I have to do is listen."