“I had to learn to hold on to all the parts of me that served me, in spite of the pressure to express only one to the exclusion of all others.” — Audre Lorde

The past 365 days continue to teach me to recognize my worth beyond the physical, acknowledge my grief and heal from it all.

I navigated life being harassed for my [un]conscious queerness. Too young I was to understand what it meant when a friend’s mother called me a bull dagger, too expressive when I was repeatedly called a d-ke. …

August Clayton

Pronouns: he/they

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