Beautifully written.

I really needed to read this right now. I still identify as a woman, but at the same time I know well the feeling of wearing a disguise to attempt to pass as what people expect a “woman” to be.

Just this week, I put on a wig over my shaved head, because Fox News wanted to interview me. I saw it as a “respectable woman” costume necessary for them to take me seriously. I cried a ton about it, about how sick I am of dressing up to fit anyone else’s expectations.

It felt so good to cut all my hair off, then so bad to cover it up again.

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