Samwitch, Human Rogue, Chaotic Good @Samwitch11

I speak girl with an accent.

Once, very long ago, it was as natural as breathing,

But the way I looked meant it was safer

To forget

To learn a new way to talk

To walk

To sit

To be

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Samwitch, Human Rogue, Chaotic Good @Samwitch11

All of that made it possible for me to get here

To survive until I could live again

And I am so thankful for the privilege

That so many others like me never had

But now I speak girl with an accent

And accents are not always welcome

In America

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I don’t feel like I speak girl with an accent… My mannerisms, my speech patterns, the way I walk, everything just came back. I did have to learn some things that I didn’t get to learn young, but that was easy enough.

However, sometimes I feel like I have a girl-speech impediment due to what male puberty did to my body, and really that can be just as bad as an accent. This isn’t even a metaphor, there are days where my literal voice reveals my history.

The rest of this, however, rings very true. I learned to hide, so that I could live today.