I’ve Got the Power!

Someone wrote…

It took me years to be able to look at my naked body in the mirror. Now that I’m beginning to understand that I’m queer, my slender frame and marks from years of illness aren’t taboo or undesirable. They’re powerful, beautiful, and dangerous. They show that I wasn’t made to fit the boundaries of masculine or feminine, but to blend them. I can love the power of being male and femme and whatever else I discover without feeling shame.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on November 20th, 2011 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 4 comments »

4 Responses to “I’ve Got the Power!”

  1. radical/rebel

    wow. I intend to read this quote over and over again for awhile.

    radical self-love is revolution.



  2. Moose

    so powerful, so amazing.


  3. Leslie

    It took me years, too. I have a lot of scars from an illness and an abusive past. I am so proud of them and the story they tell about my body!


  4. Kyree

    I too have come to realize that the scars my body has is simply one visible part of my story. They are nothing to be ashamed of; they are a part of me, plain and simple. While I may no longer need to hurt myself to feel whole, I can look at them and remember my past and all that I have overcome to be where I am. They are a badge of bravery, signifying all the events I have survived, making my existence now all that much more powerful.


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