I give you permission to

  • Not explain yourself
  • Put yourself first
  • Pass if you want to
  • Not Pass if you don’t want to
  • Like things that are stereotypically your assigned gender
  • Like things that correspond to your gender identity
  • Hate things your identity is supposed to like
  • Feel sexy as hell
  • Love yourself
  • Accept others’ love
  • Feel like you deserve that love
  • Treat yo self and have a fun day
  • Use whatever voice you want
  • Be fluid with gender
  • Be frustrated and impatient with the present
  • Feel stressed out and overwhelmed
  • Hope for the future
  • Feel scared
  • Ask for help
  • See a therapist
  • Be proud of yourself
  • Take a break and relax
  • Not know what the hell you’re doing
  • Explore yourself (physically and emotionally)
  • Make mistakes, lots and lots of them
  • Play dress-up anytime, anywhere
  • Say goodbye to those that hurt you
  • Forget the bastards from the past
  • Miss people you left behind
  • Be queer and stand out
  • Go stealth and blend in
  • Tell someone to apologize
  • Expect the correct pronouns
  • Try on a new label every day
  • Have a messy, wordless gender
  • Control your own pace and transition
  • Cry, scream, or punch a pillow in the face
  • Take up as much space as you damn well please
  • Strut your stuff like a badass motherf*cker
  • Fake confidence until you find your own
  • Spend time with people like you
  • Take a walk by yourself
  • Smile at the mirror
  • Stand up for yourself
  • Feel what you need to feel
  • Change the world forever
  • Resist by just existing
  • Take one step at a time

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