to the two indian cis women who pointed at me & said, "look that man is in a saree isn't that hilarious?" & laughed.
i wanted to let you know that my mother never taught me how to tie a saree. that my grandmother never gave me her jewelry. that i have been made to feel like an imposter in my own body my entire life.
what a strange thing it is to be accused of masquerading as yourself -- as if we have become so accustomed to lies that we mistake truth as fiction.
this body does not belong to a man.
this fabric does not belong to a woman.
but this power belongs to me.
this power belongs to me.
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