A Poem of Bravery

I felt brave when I was telling my friends about me.

I felt brave when I was still friends with a girl after she told almost everyone in my classroom that I was transgender.

I felt brave when I stood up for myself and stopped a girl from shacking my shoulders and telling me to stop being transgender.

I felt brave when I got my first bakest in bakestball in my coed lege.

I felt brave when I started bakestball because I was scared–I was a newb.

I felt brave when I stood in front of my class and gave a presenteation about Steve Jobs.

I’ve not always been me–I’ve been somebody else.

I felt brave that I acallel got through the year.

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Published with permission, in original form to honor the agency of this young writer, from a transgender child in our advocacy network . -C

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