One of the most important things you do during puberty is discovering yourself, mentally as well as physically. But everyone does it in their own way, and this is what Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe focuses on.
When I tell people I came out at the age of 25, most of them respond with” “Wow, that’s late!”. My own family responds to that mostly with: “The only person who didn’t realise was in that closet, was Linda herself.” It made me feel odd for a bit, like it wasn’t real if you didn’t struggle with the concept for many years or when you had some huge outing in your teenage years. I decided quite quickly that I wouldn’t listen to these reactions, that my life is my life and my journey is my journey. But still… And then I read Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe. And I finally felt like I had a story I could connect to.