Tell Your Story
Published in

Tell Your Story

In A Fit Of Love and Rage

A letter to a young queer.

A protest. A child lifts a sign reading, “Defend & Protect Queer Kids”
Photo by Denin Lawley on Unsplash

The original letter was a local trans woman’s story; the editor picked it because the woman was her neighbor, and she thought it interesting and meaningful. The letter detailed vast amounts of shame the writer still holds; she called herself disgusting, disfigured, in need of correction.




Everyone has a story to tell, probably many more than one. Tell Your Story is home for the best creative nonfiction and personal essays on Medium, stories from the heart that help us all understand a little bit more about ourselves and the world around us.

Recommended from Medium

No Gaiety for Gays: The African story

#2 –🔦 A diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging awareness year 🔍👓

The latest News about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

America And Its Racist Folk Heroes

Google Denies Science With “Gender Neutral” Policies

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: That Night Under The Stars Contract by Alka Dimri Saklani

NYU Alumnus Richie Jackson Speaks on New Book and the Future of LGBTQ Rights

The Recent Anti-discrimination decision by the Supreme Court helped, but needs to go further to…

It’s Time to Take the Incels Seriously

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Dane BH

Dane BH

Cook. Liturgist. Poet. Parent. I write love letters to my elementary school teachers. Had 10 weddings. Read all about it.

More from Medium

Why I Had to Start Over as a Writer

Fear of seeing myself Pre-Transition

When Trans Joy Incites Cis Rage

Claiming Asian American Queer Ancestors — Validation and Representation

Saints Sergius and Bacchus. Both figures have golden circles in the background framing their heads. The remaining background is black with ancient text in gold.