HelpMe512

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Joined September 2019
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Sorry for the repost, but I was very busy today <3

dysphoria | pride month day 19

June 19, 2020

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it's when i look in the mirror
and all i can see
is my long hair
and chest that is anything but flat

it's when the cashier says
"thank you, miss"
when i'm trying
to look masculine

it's when my mom calls me
"my girl" and
"young lady"
and i have to smile and nod

it's when i'm grouped with the girls
for a group project
or a sports team
or the locker room

it's when i look at myself
and see an imposter
because i do not look
like how i feel

but all of that vanishes
for just a moment
when a friend utters a single word:
"they"
lowercase intentional.
respect pronouns people, it sure has helped me a ton

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9 Comments
  • EliathRose

    Yesss, absolutely!


    6 months ago
  • WinterBerry

    I really like the emotive feel that this poem gives off!
    I also think that It is very important to respect people's pronouns.


    6 months ago
  • van gogh's girl

    Sending lots of love your way. Amazing work


    6 months ago
  • crow_e

    felt <3 pronouns are super important and validating and not talked about enough


    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    yes! personally, i’d like to see more people putting pronouns in their bio to normalize how important they are. well...at least pride month’s just around the corner


    6 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Amazing piece! So strong and powerful! I agree; respecting people's pronouns is super important! <3


    6 months ago
  • ElsaRee

    WOW! This was amazing! I love the strength of your pieces!!


    6 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    This is so important. Respecting pronouns is the least you can do to respect a person. <3


    6 months ago
  • Charisse Marison

    This is gorgeous. Society needs to see this. Pronouns are important!


    6 months ago