It's a Girl
Birth: “It’s a girl” the doctor said. I am privileged that my identity today matches with this proclamation, but who would I be without such confines? I will probably always wonder.
: My well-meaning parents dress me exclusively in frills and bows, but soon we won’t have enough money for anything but hand-me-downs.
: I’m learning to walk now but soon enough I’ll need to learn how to run through the dark streets at night to escape the leering looks of men twice my age and strength.
: My older brother gets books about dinosaurs and superheroes, and I get books about baking cupcakes and playing dress-up. My brother secretly wants my toy tiara, and I want those damn dinosaurs.
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