John, age 7
Pierre Part, Louisiana (1996)
I grew up in a small bayou town.
My mom was a single mother who loved dressing up and going out.
But that didn't last long.
In the world, and even inside our own gay community, people are picked apart.
And now I find myself grasping to find some self-confidence.
I think the most important message I want to send out is to always keep that confidence.
And I don't mean fake confidence.
Someone will love every part of you, so what I'm trying to say is:
Own all that you are!
I hate the whole masculine/feminine label, because I am personally the "/" symbol in that equation.
Remember that no matter who you are, you are a snowflake and you are unique and deserve to be a part of this world. You deserve to breathe and conquer!
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