They

Someone wrote…

They told me I was a girl, but I wasn’t a girl. They told me I was a lesbian, but I wasn’t a lesbian. They told me what to think, but I thought other things.

When I started asking questions, I was told I thought too much. When I started finding answers, they smiled, and waited for me to change my mind. When the answers didn’t change, their smiles faded. When I stood firm with my new definitions, they told me I was wrong.

They tell you so many things about yourself, and expect you to listen. But when you open your mouth, and speak your self, their ears are closed, and they do not hear you.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 12th, 2016 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “They”

  1. QWG

    As I said on Tumblr – I wish I knew who wrote this, because it’s beautiful and perfect. Gorgeous writing, gorgeous narrative, gorgeous and oh-so-real-to-me meaning.

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  2. Jillian

    Wow. Totally, utterly beautiful.

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