Something I’ve never told anyone,
At some point in my life, I believed I was born “the wrong gender” because I KNEW I was attracted to women.
I actually believed I was meant to be my brother’s twin brother, that I was a “mistaken” gender.
Imagine that for a moment.
In my life, that’s the only reasoning that made sense. That’s the only explanation I could convince myself, would be acceptable to others.
As if I needed approval,
Or their acceptance,
Or as if it’s the ONLY way
I’ll earn their love.
Imagine that life… where you feel you’re a mistaken gender simply because who you are isn’t acceptable in your household.
I know all of us have faced hardships.. but right now, I’m speaking on behalf of myself.. a bisexual and demisexual female.
There’s nothing wrong with the way I am. There’s nothing wrong with the fact that I’m attracted to both genders. There’s nothing wrong with the belief that that’s ok.
What’s NOT ok, is someone feeling like a “mistake”. What’s not ok is someone feeling like they’re “wrong” just in their identity because “logic in society” tells them as much.
When you begin to question what YOU don’t understand about LGBTQA+ and sexuality, consider what we (WITHIN this community) have questioned first.
I can guarantee you, we’ve criticized, beat up, hid, questioned, and denied it more so than anyone else in our lives.
It’s BRAVE to acknowledge truth. It’s BRAVER to speak #truth… and it’s the #bravest to walk it, in this world.
To accept the difficulty that being “different” brings, is to stand up for oneself. To recognize the road ahead won’t be fair… but, to do it anyway.
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“It is not the the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.”
― Aisha Mirza