Why Did I Steal Nail Polish?

Answering a question that was never asked

“What were you going to do with this?”

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

“Hello? Yes, this is the police. Your son has been arrested for shoplifting.”

You stole nail polish because you wanted to paint your nails. You want to see what it‘s like to have pretty hands. You want to know what it’s like to be a girl. You want to shave your legs and have long hair and wear skirts and grow breasts because you want to be a girl. You’re trying to be a girl even though everything you see and hear in the world is telling you that what you’re doing is wrong. It’s not wrong. That strange compulsion you feel is me, deep inside you, wanting to be free.

What were you going to do with this?

Gamer, cyclist, data nerd, and writer of trans things

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