I'm A Boy, Not An It
Sub-Ed Note: While we don't condone swearing, we understand sometimes people use it to get a strong point or opinion across. Therefore we have left it in but starred out. If you would like to discuss this, our guidelines are on the agenda for the next Sprout Editorial Group meeting in Central Library on Thursday 31st May. It's open to everyone, we even made a Facebook event.
I just got called an 'It'. I'm a boy. Not an 'It'. I'm a f***ing human being. Not an 'It'...
50% of Transgenders kill themselves and it's because of s***s like you. S***s like you that make us feel even more insecure than just being in the wrong body already does. You will never understand how horrible it is to look at yourself in the mirror every day and feel sick from the chest down. How it feels when you come on. How it feels when someone calls you the wrong pronoun. How it feels to think no one will ever love you because you're a 'freak'. How it feels to want to kill yourself because you'll never be accept by the world around you, because you t***s live in your little box of narrow-mind ignorance and fear.
But you will never understand the joy I get when someone calls me Cosmo or he. The joy I get knowing I only have three more years to wait, to know although I'll never be able to have my own kids, that just means I have a chance to adopt and change someone else's life for the better and try and stop them going through all the s*** I had to. You will never understand the happiness and pride I feel when I meet other people like me and know that really I'm not alone. So go ahead call me a 'he-she', refuse to call me a boy or Cosmo and carry on calling me Imogen. Call me an 'It', just you try and make me feel like s***. It'll never work.
I'm done giving a f*** and I refuse to let you ruin my life. F*** you. Because we have something you'll never have; Something worth fighting for.