Gender Identity


I'm "AMAB" or "AFAB"
FTM or MTF. Why do you care?
It's all my identity,
So why is your opinion there?
Lions don't shave their manes,
Why do we shave our face?
Put on eyeliner, shadow,
And lipstick in its place?
I'll tell you why we have to
Live up to this norm.
Because of society
Making fire into a storm.
We're all part of a community
That shouldn't have to exist.
We shouldn't have to get helped
For what makes us human.
We shouldn't need support
For gender, sexuality, or race,
We just need to find a way
To make our feelings behind our face
Be the feelings that we show
When we go and speak our minds
And make gender expression
Exist beyond appearance.

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