I Am Not Who You See


Let's get one thing straight,


Not how you were expecting that to go, 

I know.

Hi, my name is Lauren.

Now, this face you see is one of a female.

This voice is high pitched, and my hips are wide.

Even though you see one of the many girls who cover the earth, 

I see facial hair, broad shoulders and an Adam's apple. 

I was assigned a gender at birth, and branded with a name.

That is not me. 

My mother yells out Lauren. 

My mind yells out Shayne. 

I am not your little girl anymore. 

I am not who you see. 

Hi, my name is LaurenShayne.


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