Wed, 04/14/2021 - 20:16 -- kjreed

Dear Mom and Dad,


Let go of the daughter you thought you had

Let go of the idea that a vagina defines my gender

Let go of what those doctors told you


Because I have always felt different

Because I don’t think my vagina defines me

Because I am not a woman


Getting used to this will take time

Getting used to the new me

Getting used to my new pronouns


Though I haven’t changed

Though I am still the same person I’ve always been

Though I am still your child


Queer is what I am

Queer means something to me

Queer defines me


I am your child, and you are my family

I don’t want you to act differently

I am not a girl


And I will always be here

And I will always love you

And I’m not a different person


I am not hiding myself anymore

Even though you will probably never see this

I am not a woman


I am queer


This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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