me. as a whole.

when i was a teenager
i was avoiding things
that confirm to the outside i’m feminine

since i started dancing, i learned to wear skirts and some dresses and enjoy
i can live with myself and know
i’m not trying to manipulate anyone when i do this
neither when i wear make up
i’m not trying to get something through showing off my feminine body

i have fought anyone insinuating that i do something ‚just because i’m a woman‘
(except when they spoke about menstruation)
or when they told me to do something, because i’m a woman

i have this body
with breasts, vagina, menstruation

i’ve been avoiding feelings
movements, clothes, activities,…
that confirm generalizations about femininity

since i relax more with my body, i can acknowledge sensations that fit into the feminine spectrum
i can acknowledge others’ perception without having to share it
i can live with myself, wear a glitter shirt and know,
that i don’t wear it because i’m a woman,
i’m not trying to use this to manipulate others
neither am i weak or dependent
i’m not trying to be saved when showing dreams and fears

i have fought anyone insinuating that i can’t do something ‚because i’m a woman‘
(except maybe when they spoke about having an erection)
or when they told me to do something, because i’m a woman

i am this body
with breasts, vagina, menstruation

i also am my arms, my muscles, my digestion, my breathing, my legs, my feet, my toes, my nose, my ears, my hair, my eyes, my navel, my knees, my elbows, my thighs, my shins, my heels, my shoulders, my spine, my skin, my voice, my brain

and i am the processes that combine this particular set of breasts, muscles, vagina, arms, menstruation, digestion, bones, legs, toes, nose, ears, hair, breathing, eyes, navel, knees, lungs, elbows, thighs, shins, heels, shoulders, spine, skin, voice, brain, feet…

still – i prefer to be met as a whole

as me

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