I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.
And a certificate on paper isn’t gonna solve it all
But it’s a damn good place to start
No law is gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever god we believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it’s all the same love
About time that we raised up
Maybe someday you’ll feel good enough about yourself to not care what other people think, not care about the hatred that you will endure, and not care about the people you will lose in your life by “coming out.” Newsflash: no one is worth you pretending to be someone you’re not. Until you accept this small fact of life, you can never be truly happy. Always remember who you are and let your true self free.