I Do Not Wear A Mask

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I do not wear a mask

I am forced into a mask by society

A society that deems me “fat”

 

Everyday I view myself as too heavy

And everyday

I wake up

I put on clothes that do not cling to my body

And I walk out the door

 

I do not wear a mask

I am forced into a mask by society

A society that deems me “ugly”

 

Everyday I view myself as less than

And everyday

I wake up

I put on the make up I am told will make me “pretty”

And I walk out the door

 

I do not wear a mask

I am forced into a mask by society

A society that deems me “obnoxious”

 

Everyday I view myself as too loud

And everyday

I wake up

I muffle the sound of my own voice because I’m told it will make me “wanted”

And I walk out the door

 

I do not wear a mask

I am forced into a mask by society

A society that deems me, and women, as “items”

A society that doesn’t see past the store-bought-photoshopped-brightly-lit-ultraviolet-always-moving-never-stopping-full-of-shit structure we live in

 

I do not wear a mask

I refuse to be forced into one

Society can view me however it wants

 

I am a size perfect

I am beautiful

I am opinionated

I am a woman

And I am proud

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