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I’m Sorry Too

By : September 10, 2021 Comments Off
i’m sorry too.  this is my formal apology to all lgbtqia+ youth.  i’m sorry that you have to grow up in a society that has created a war on your bodies, a war on your minds, a war against your freedom.  i’m sorry that the society you live in has put your existence up for debate.  i’m sorry that you can’t trust your safe spaces due to fear of them being infiltrated. i’m sorry that you don’t know who you can trust.  you live in a world that takes something deep and personal to you and airs it out like dirty laundry. as if it isn’t completely normal. as if your existence is problematic. as if it’s taboo.  i cannot imagine the pain that some of you may feel. nor
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Pronouns: The Power of Words

By : September 10, 2021 Comments Off
While some answer in haste, others have to stop and think about the magnitude of what is being asked. For some it is a simple tag; however, for others, it is an emblem of acceptance and belonging. When I think of the concept of pronouns in society, I recall one incident that stays with me. Some time ago I worked at a school and was asked to assist a group of high school students with a group project. Prior to the session, the teacher pulled me aside, pointed to a female-presenting student, who I will call Alex, and explained that she wanted me to address them by “he or him.” I nodded. Alex was small in stature, had short hair, and was dressed in masculine clothing. The students began their
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