This story first aired on The Leap, a podcast about people making dramatic, risky changes.”
For decades, My-Linh Le has been lying to her parents about who she really is. Most of us have lied to our parents. But My-Linh is lying a lot, about major things. When she’s with them, she gives them the daughter they want, and she keeps the truth about who she is to herself. But then one night, My Linh has a strange dream and wakes up wondering, at 31 years old, is it finally time to own up to all the lies she's been living since high school? April Dembosky hosts this special edition of the California Report Magazine, and brings us the story of a woman from San Jose who says her whole life is about being two people at the same time.