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I officially do not care what others say about my gender identity
Yes, I CHOSE to look and dress this way
There may be some things you will never understand,
Even if that thing is me

This wasn't a choice
I didn't wake up and decide to be a boy and a girl,
Nor did I choose to be anything other than straight
This is who I am whether you like it or not

When we are assigned our lifestyle we have two choices,
Either we fight it and live with sadness
Or we give in, and do what makes us live with pleasure
Unlike many I chose number two

Who I am doesn't make me special
It doesn't make me better than anyone else
It certainly does not make me any less either
You are born one way and how you live is up to you

I've known several people who hide it
They live in shame or hatred
My suggestion would be to live and to love
Love what and who you are, whether it's perfect or not

My advice could change
Just as well as your mind
Nothing perfects who we are,
Only our decisions do
I didn't choose to be Pansexual or genderqueer. I choose to dress and express myself.

You also choose to write good or bad comments, and I will choose how I will respond. :)
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The most prominent part of this piece which I'd like to point out is the part about it being a choice of how flamboyant you are, but it is not a choice about who you are. I like how that is displayed in the sense that it's true, people should not mock us for who we are, and how we came out of our mother's womb into this world. I also like the way you pointed out the fact you knew people who were unhappy with hiding themselves. The demands of society today are too great for some people and therefore they try to hide it thinking it's better for them, and yet they somehow don't realize that all along, the only thing hurting them is themselves. (Sorry, this is also my very first critique. I hope I did it right.)
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PTDaHood Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Writer
Open-minded. Defiant. Fierce. And damn, can I relate. In my case, I simply chose to be dry of romance, chose to act like a total boy -- but factors had led me to know that I merely prefer it, and so I embrace. And damn, does it make me happy. Why conform?
SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. <3
Yeah I conforming succcks. XD
PTDaHood Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010   Writer
No problem~

Ja xD
AkatsukiChild Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
You're very lucky who accept yourself :(

I'm so fucked up in the head, I can barely let myself relax, so...
SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I honestly understand... :/
AkatsukiChild Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Secrets-Of-Paranoia Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Nice. ^^
EvfulxEmu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This text is really good! I don't feel special either just because I'm transgender. I am just myself :P Don't let people bring you down! <3
SarahTriceratops Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, but it is extremely hard on days like today...
Black-Massaquerade Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Beautifully composed and executed. Wonderful message; great start to my morning. <3
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