my body conveys my gender. my gender conveys me. but why?
i am not attached to my looks, my personality can not be viewed thru a mirror.

everyone else does not seem to agree.

i am labeled, stamped, degraded, classified, clarified, portrayed and forced to fit into a persona that someone created on an anonymous server and called by the same name that i call myself. it is not me. why don’t people realize this? and why do people continue to define people in such a manner?

i want to be free. free from other peoples’ perceptions and midjudgments. i want to be me, not some self-degrading, self-pitying incompetent whore.

Adrienne Rich said:

If you are trying to transform a brutalized society into one where people can live in dignity and hope, you begin with the empowering of the most powerless. You build from the ground up.

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