Humanity’s burgeoning curiosity
Society’s greatest atrocity
The liberation of appearances
Deviance transcending adherence.
You languish in your thirst for disparity
You seek to restrict the beauty of novelty
Lusting over my anatomy
Your shallow desire for captivity.
Oppressive ideals, a vicious hunger
To manufacture a woman devoid of thunder.
A sexual cripple, a ‘loyal’ ally
Sordid yearnings for a stereotypical feline.
Hyperfeminine to be desired?
I am struggling and I am tired.
Call me a Butch if you must
Stud, Dyke, or a Futch
I will not comply with what you deem unjust.
I will live loud and proud because I must.
Body autonomy is my authority
Your limited paradigm shall not devour me.
My expression, my right to be.
My identity, celebratory.
Written by Shabnam Sidhu
Header art from Sandra Chevrier
“love always wins. love has no gender. love is love. i am born this way. i am who i am”
Happy Pride Month
This is a submission to the Pride Month corner
“Expression: The Right To Be”
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