Someone wrote…

I’m so tired. I’m tired of pretending to be something I’m not. I’m tired of holding my tongue and being understanding when people refuse to recognize my identity. I’m tired of trying to etch out a place where I belong. I’m tired of trying to be true to myself when no one else sees me for me. I’m tired of struggling to connect with people who don’t see me. I’m tired of trying.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on November 17th, 2012 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 5 comments »

5 Responses to “Tired”

  1. Silvia

    You have 2 options:

    -give up or…
    -try harder

    Between you and the people, I know who is stronger… but do you? ;)


    E replied:

    3rd option: neither give up nor try harder. Try to find a way to survive, that’s what I do. Trying harder won’t help when surrounded by douche-bags I’m afraid… :/


    Aubri replied:

    I agree with E. Sometimes it’s a matter of finding a caring, accepting, safe place and trying to ignore the rest.


  2. Anonymous

    Sometimes it’s good to lie around in the sun for a while and just not care.


  3. Pax

    Be tired. And read Kate Bornstein’s “Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws.” No matter how tired you are, you deserve to be here however you perform your identity. You are not alone, and you are beautiful.


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