I grabbed a pair of shorts from my closet and ran out with him. Our school didn’t have a gym, but there was a tennis court, basketball court, a soccer field, and a track field. We walked to the track field and Kenny said we should do five laps.
I was raised in a culture that believes crying and admitting you’re hurting is weakness. A culture that believes depression and other mental conditions should be frowned upon, and are unbelievably funny. A culture that believes women are to submit to men, always. A culture that believes whatever genitals you’re born with determines who you’re for the rest of your life. I was raised in a culture that believes opposite attracts, always. A culture that believes men are supposed to wear pants and women dressed. That is why I’ve ALWAYS felt out of place.
i thought i’d try make friends,