God Doesn't Make Mistakes

They say

      “God doesn't make mistakes”

as a way of telling us we're wrong

for wanting – No – For needing to be ourselves.

 

It's not a mistake that I'm transgender.

How could it be a mistake

that I belong to such an amazing community?

Full of folks who've encouraged me

to do what's right in my life

no matter what the world thinks

And to never stop fighting for justice.

 

That's all part of the plan.

 

The mistake is in social conditioning

Which teaches us that sex and gender are the same thing

Which teaches us that there are only two genders

and you can tell which one a person is just by looking at them

Which teaches us to feel awkward about asking how to refer to someone even

if we really aren't sure.

 

I'm striving to live authentically

Just as God intended

 

They say

      “God doesn't make mistakes”

I say

      “Of course They don't”

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
Our world

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