"Queer people don't grow up as ourselves, we grow up playing a version of ourselves that sacrifices authenticity to minimize humiliation & prejudice. The massive task of our adult lives is to unpick which parts of ourselves are truly us & which parts we've created to protect us."
@alexand_erleon on twittah

this has been on my mind a lot. sometimes i feel like a gender imposter because it feels like ive never really known myself. doesnt help that my dad explicitly told me he still thinks this might be a phase because i have "always been very indecisive". been working through some stuff lately fam

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@Jewbacchus the weird part is that hes been getting better and better at pronouns and stuff, so if he didnt say that, i wouldnt even know thats how he felt. so.

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