so i was in the bus with this granny by my side when we spotted two girls kissing by the bus stop. the granny turned to me and said “these girls are so pretty. at their age i was pretty ugly. well, maybe that’s why i had to marry a man” i almost died omg
From Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work. I 100% agree. We NEED our words. They save lives. Including our own.
I wish someone had told me this when I was young and identified as a girl, and got told I wrote too much.
(Mind you, probably true of other marginalised groups too.)